on February 11, 2006
No one can leave China without having xiaolongbao. And Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant is THE place to get them. This place is opposite of the Husinting tea house (eastern side of the pond). Xiaolongbao are a speciality in Shanghai. They are dumplings made with meat and fat jelly. Once they are steamed, the jelly is melted, creating a delicious soup within the bun. There is also a trick to eat these dumplings. You must make a tiny hole in the dumpling and then suck the soup out. The first time I had these dumplings, I bit into it and all the soup came out and onto my shirt. Regardless, xiaolongbao are to die for.
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