How to Make Xiaolongbao (With Pork Gelatin Recipe Shortcuts)

One of the region’s most famous dishes, xiaolongbao (or soup dumplings), can be spotted streetside in towers of steaming bamboo baskets. The thin dumpling wrapper encases minced pork and liquified pork gelatin. To eat, you dip the dumpling in rice … Read More

Foodie Flashcards: Week 3 – Soup Dumplings

Hungry to improve your Chinese vocabulary, but don’t know where to dig in? Welcome to our weekly Foodie Flashcard series. Follow along, study these morsels of knowledge, then dig in at your local restaurant to fully digest the information. What … Read More

Dumplings are Indeed Delightful

The word is out on our popular new Dumpling Delights food tour! We’ve been converting groups of travelers to the ways of the Shanghai soup dumplings, and along the way sampling fried dumplings, delicious boiled dumplings from NE China, including … Read More

Shanghai Ranks in Top 5 Cities for Foodies!

According to CNNGo, Shanghai is the fifth best vacation destination for foodies. And while we’re not going to argue with them about their top selection of London (for its offal?! I mean, we love our Weird Meat from tip to tail … Read More

The Great Xiaolongbao Debate

Xiaolongbao (or XLBs to those in the know) are southern China’s answer to the north’s delicious ji?ozi and a source of incessant in-fighting among Shanghai’s fiercest foodies. … Read More