by Mandy Tie

For a wide swath of Chinese cuisine, dumplings are an essential staple. While they come in all shapes and forms, xiaolongbao — the soup-filled steamed bun originating from Shanghai — is easily one of its most famous varieties.

For domestic tourists to Shanghai, there is one name that’s next to synonymous with xiaolongbao: “Nanxiang Xiaolong”, a restaurant with more than 100 years of history crafting Shanghai’s ubiquitous dumpling…

Reblogged from Radii

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