Shanghai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

Shanghai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

ShangHai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

During my trip to Shanghai 2 weeks ago, I checked out several street food vendors but was surprised at how difficult it was to find a Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包) vendor. While there are chains such as Ding Tai Fung all over Shanghai (and also now in Los Angeles), I really wanted to check out the local, more humble, fresh out-of-a-street-cart version. I eventually found a shop in the Bund region near the Westin Hotel, and after 5 days I broke down and had some in Lao Shanghai (Old Shanghai) in the touristy shop where they sell 20 for 20 RMB.

ShangHai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

This place by the way is basically a factory and they easily crank out dumplings by the thousands per day. They were good so I couldn’t complain. Finally, however I was successful at finding a Xiao Long Bao (小笼包) street vendor who sold his dumplings out of a cart on the back of a bicycle cart! (It’s near the fabric market) Awesome find!

3 thoughts on “Shanghai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)”

  1. hey simon, just read some of your posts, awesome stuff! Pity we don’t have the time to go out for some serious noodles (but maybe drinks?)

    Keep on the good work. simon

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