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Shanghai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包) – Plate Of The Day
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Shanghai Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao (小笼包)

November 12, 2009
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!

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  • Reply simon b November 21, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    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

    • Reply admin November 24, 2009 at 8:35 am

      Oh Man – I know. That place is awesome. Hopefully next time you are here in NY!

  • Reply Grace December 13, 2009 at 12:53 am

    mmm those xiao long bao look so moist and juicy

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