Buddakan’s Other Ladies

Photo: Courtesy of Buddakan

Saveur’s Helen Rosner — Grub Street alum alert! — braves a trip to the MePa in order to check out “the ladies” at Buddakan. No, that doesn’t mean scantily clad servers. Or even the customers. It’s the name the kitchen staff has given the dozen-strong team of Chinese women who spend their mornings making the restaurant’s “thousands of dumplings.” The best seller: edamame-truffle dumplings served in a Sauternes-shallot broth. [Daily Fare/Saveur]