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[UPDATE: This story was originally published on October 18, 2013.] Savory soup dumplings swimming with crab meat. Dim sum boasting seafood shumai. Spicy beef pot stickers. A whole duck carved table-side and served with fluffy steamed buns. Welcome to Chicago's best Chinese food — in and out of Chinatown.
Some spots are traditional, while others are more modern, but they all share a commitment to serving quality fare from many different regions of China. And, fiery food lovers, rejoice — at least one of our picks has dishes that are nearly too hot to handle. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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