+
Melanie Wong | Oct 22, 200101:48 AM     5

After our lunch at Shang Hai Taste Delight, we swung by Little Shanghai a couple blocks away with the intent to do a taste comparison of xiao3 long2 bao1. To our surprise, the building is vacant and no signs that Little Shanghai has relocated.

Bent on our taste test, we then headed over for a first visit to Cho's on California Street. This small storefront has had a couple mentions here on Chowhound and was featured in the Chron's list of bargain meals.

A six-piece order of small pork dumplings was only $3.25 and served with some red rice vinegar with a little bit of chili. We ate in at one of the 4 tables.

Unfortunately, this sampling didn't give us anything to be excited about. The wrappers were too thick and had a doughy texture. The filling was coarsely ground and lacked the creamy mouthfeel. Also, there was no soup inside... dry as a bone.

We spotted some pot stickers at the next table. While we didn't taste them, these looked to be thick and doughy too.

Since these two dishes are supposed to be the strong suit here, what's the big deal?

Want to stay up to date with this post? Sign Up Now ›

Invite a friend to chime in on this discussion.

Email a Friend

More from Chowhound

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019
Shop

These Frying Pans Are Fire: Our Favorite Skillets for 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With
Shop

9 Essential Kitchen Utensils and Which Cookware They Work With

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier
Shop

9 Excellent Instant Pot Accessories to Help You Eat Healthier

by Chowhound Editors | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019
Shop

The 8 Best Pressure Cookers of 2019

by Camryn Rabideau | Welcome to Cookware Week! We're sharing our favorite cookware sets, accessories, and kitchen appliances...

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.