Best Label Meeting Lunch by Das Racist
Himanshu Suri: "We like having soup dumplings for all our music meetings, because they're a humbling food."
Victor Vazquez: "There's a hot thing that can spray into your mouth."
Ashok Kondabolu: "Soup dumplings: the Gushers of Asian cuisine. The secret ingredient is fear."
Suri: "They even the playing field when you're sitting across the table from some 45-year-old white dude that wants to give you a little bit of money for a whole lot of talent."
Kondabolu: "There's a spot where you can get four dumplings for a dollar – Vanessa's Dumpling House [at 118 Eldridge St. on the Lower East Side]."
Suri: "I guess Joe's Shanghai [at 136-21 37th Avenue in Flushing, 24 W 56 Street in Midtown or 9 Pell Street in Chinatown] is the place to say. But we also fuck with Shanghai Cafe [100 Mott St in hinatown], and M Shanghai in Brooklyn [292 Grand St] is not too bad."
Vazquez: "It's a little pricey."