Where to eat Xiao Long Bao in Shanghai?
Take a day trip to Shanghai’s Nanxiang suburb, where xiao long bao is said to have originated. This sprawling restaurant produces thousands of delightful dumplings every day, including classic pork and a winning pork-and-crab combo.
What is Xiao Long Bao (Xiao Long Bao)?
Arguably the piece de resistance of any dumpling banquet – siu mai are pretty good too – xiao long bao is a deliciously complex little parcel of yum. Delicious meat – traditionally pork – is served in a thick-skinned dumpling with – wait for it – broth INSIDE the dumpling. A feat of culinary engineering if there ever was one!
Are Xiao Long Bao dumplings really dumplings?
Take, for example, Xiao Long Bao—the soup-filled dumplings hailing from Shanghai that have since been popularized throughout the world. Even referring to them as "dumplings" is enough to set off some food scholars who insist that they are distinct from what we traditionally classify as dumplings.
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What do you serve with Xiao Long Bao?
I’ve turned these xiao long bao into a filling dinner by serving them with everything from an easy smashed cucumber salad to veggies cooked in a simple stir-fry sauce. Add XCJ’s sauce trio (which comes with classic vinegar, chili crisp and their super popular umami sauce) and you’ve got a meal.
What is Xiao Long Bao?
I’d always thought of xiao long bao as a treat reserved for special occasions. Juicy minced pork and tantalising soup enveloped in thin dumpling skin, this irresistible dumpling was a treat I could only afford once in a blue moon. That was until I discovered the many eateries selling xiao long bao at an affordable price!
How long does it take to cook Xiao Long Bao?
The dumplings cook up in about 10 minutes (once your water comes to a boil) which allows just enough time to whip up a quick-and-simple side. I’ve turned these xiao long bao into a filling dinner by serving them with everything from an easy smashed cucumber salad to veggies cooked in a simple stir-fry sauce.
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Are xiao long bao soup dumplings worth the wait?
XCJ’s Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings) are worth the wait! My husband and I are big fans of all the Asian cuisines. Where we live, we’re pretty spoiled with the local mom & pop restaurants where the food is crafted with love. But we’re missing one key thing: soup dumplings!
Which side of Xiao Long Bao is better?
The apparent school of thought on Xiao Long Bao is that a competitor, one block west on the opposite side of the street, is better. As I sat in the car, waiting for my son to return with a bagful of dim sum, I looked at yelp and saw a trusted friend make that observation. Then someone remarked as much after seeing my yelp "check-in".
Do You Remember the first time you had Xiao Long Bao?
I still remember the first time I had xiao long bao. 14 years young with no knowledge of food, my eyes lit up as the little parcel tore apart to release a wave of warm, umami pork soup. It was a mouthwatering delight, and on my parents’ pockets, I went on to order baskets after baskets of the Shanghainese steamed dumplings.
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What is Xiu Lugang?
It takes over the space of the first Lugang branch in Connecticut St., Greenhills. Xiu is a collaboration between the Lugang group and West Villa of Hong Kong and kitchens manned by a group of highly trained Chinese chefs.