• HOW DOES THIS WORK?
    Orders for frozen Chinese food are placed throughout the week and picked up on Fridays from 3-6 pm at Fork Food Lab, located at 72 Parris St. Portland, ME. 041

  • DO YOU SHIP?
    We're not able to ship orders at this time but we are looking into it!

  • WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY ORDER?
    Pick-ups are FRIDAY from 3pm - 6pm. Please reach out to us if this time doesn't work for you and we'll figure something out.

  • WHAT IF I CAN'T PICK UP MY ORDER?
    If you purchased jiaozi but can't pick them up this week, please email us and we can try to make other arrangements. Thanks!

  • WHAT IF I DON'T COLLECT MY ORDER?
    If you don't come to collect your order and we haven't heard from you, we will reach out to you via email. If we are not able to reach you via email, we will wait a total of three (3) pickup cycles (starting when you purchased) before the order is then forfeited without refund.

  • DO YOU HAVE GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS?
    We don't have gluten-free items at the moment but it's absolutely on our radar! Please stay tuned!

  • DO YOU USE MSG IN YOUR FOOD?
    We don't use MSG but if you're concerned about it, please allow us to help! Linked below is an article from CNN.com that details why MSG is perfectly fine. Also linked below is an article published in 1986 from the journal, "Food and Chemical Toxicology," stating that after ten years of research, results had "failed to reveal any objective sign" that MSG was dangerous, and that the concept of "Chinese restaurant syndrome" is baseless. "Chinese Restaurant Syndrome" and concerns about MSG are actually rooted in racist myth. 
    Anthony Bourdain said it very well so I'll quote him here:
    "You know what causes Chinese restaurant syndrome? Racism. 'Ooh I have a headache; it must have been the Chinese guy.'"
    Thanks, Anthony
    🙏
    Sources:
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/01/18/asia/chinese-restaurant-syndrome-msg-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3525357/

  • HOW DO YOU PRONOUNCE THE CHINESE WORD, "JIAOZI"?
    "Jiǎozi" (饺子) is said with a dip in the middle and a kind of buzz at the end. If speaking American-Chinese, the word can be simply pronounced the same way you would say, "yowza." Just throw a "J" sound at the beginning and you're golden.

  • WHAT DOES THE THE CHINESE TERM, "DÉ XÌNG" MEAN?
    The term, "dé xìng," (roughly pronounced, "duh-shing"), is a wild sense of self-satisfaction and open appreciation for whatever you've got going on right now. You got your outfit on point before you go out? You're feeling "dé xìng." You just got paid? You're feeling "dé xìng." You just made your partner a delicious dinner? You're feeling "dé xìng." Haters might use "dé xìng" in a negative way, saying that it's arrogance or bravado but we say, 'Come on, life's too short!' We're owning it and you should too! Are you feeling yourself? You're feeling good. You're feeling "dé xìng."

  • WHAT IF I PRONOUNCE THE CHINESE WORD, "JIAOZI" LIKE IT'S IT'S THE POKEMON, DROWZEE?
    Please see above.

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