Another counterintuitive one. Xiaolongbao (小笼包) or “soup dumplings” are full of soup, but how did it get there? The answer is that the filling is actually a type of aspic, i.e., soup that is actually solid at room temperature, but liquid when steamed with the dumplings.

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@aviaaaaah did Cronenberg use one of these for the pods in Existenz?

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@qwazix Now that you mention it...😅

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