Nanxiang Steamed Buns

Nanxiang Steamed Buns, Shanghai Featured Food

A notable Shanghai delicacy is the xiao long bao, sometimes known as Shanghai Dumplings in English-speaking countries Xiao Long Bao, or “small steamer bun” (literally translated) as mentioned above, is a type of steamed bun that is filled with pork (most commonly found) or minced crab, and soup. Although it appears delicate, a good xiao long bao is able to hold in the soup until the xiao long bao is bitten. They are steamed in bamboo baskets and served with vinegar and in some places, shredded ginger. A common way of eating the Xiao Long Bao is to bite the top off, suck all the soup, then dipping it in vinegar before eating.

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