Soup dumplings are upper echelon levels of creativity if you think about it. The concept of a dumpling filled with savory, comforting broth and enticing proteins like shrimp, crab, or pork is big-brained activity if you ask me.
But when 18 Folds in Anaheim, California debuted these pho soup dumplings, I nearly slapped my own forehead with astonishment. It just. Makes. Sense.
The warm solace of pho is a bowl that's always invited to any of our cravings. To have that in bite-sized dumpling form is the fusion that's simply mathematical in any sense — it all adds up every which way you look at it.
Served with a side of hoisin sauce and sriracha and what you have is clarity in one bite.