One of the great advantages of New York City is the possibility to tour the world in just a short subway ride.
You want to try Shanghai soup dumplings? You can find the best at Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao, in Flushing. I have been here with friends who have been in Shanghai and confirmed that these dumplings are excellent!
The dumplings are hand made right when you order them!
Shanghai soup dumplings, or Xiao Long Bao, are made of a delicate and light partially raised dough. They are filled with pork, or crab-meat and pork, and plenty of delicious soup. Yes, the soup is inside the dumplings!
To eat the Xiao Long Bao, delicately pick one from the top using the metal thongs, lift very gently and put the dumpling in your spoon. Bite just the tip of the dumpling to let the hot steam out. Then enjoy it!
Q: How does the soup gets into the dumplings? (Scroll down for the answer)
Nanxiang Xiaolong Bao is located at 38-12 Prince St. in Flushing, New York. Not far from the 7 train stop Flushing-Main St.
A: Simple! Solid soup gelatin is mixed with the filling and melts into liquid soup while steaming.