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Really Big Soup Dumplings

Gary Soup | Oct 18, 2003 12:21 AM

Some time back, while trying to mitigate a semi-rant about the soup dumplings at Joe's Shanghai in New York being overlarge and over-souped compared to true xiaolong bao, I allowed as how Shanghai had some large soup dumplings, too. Some, I boasted, were Bunyanesque critters so large they each occupied their own small steamer, and were provided with a straw for drinking the soup.

Until now, I've been racking my brain trying to recall the place I had them on my first trip to Shanghai in 1992, and have finally tracked them down. Here's the evidence, from a photo taken by a Japanese chowhound at the venerable Yangzhou Restaurant on Nanjing Xi Lu in Shanghai:

Image: http://www.pref.ibaraki.jp/bukyoku/se...

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