Looking for a good place to take my family for good Shanghai food this Friday night(including xiaolongbao, pig trotters, scallion pancakes, smoked fish). I've read some of the old posts suggesting Shanghai Dumpling King for the XLB, but is it good for a group of 7-8ppl and other meatier main courses than just XLB?
Also, there were some posts for Da Shanghai from 2004 or so, is it still good, or is the place no longer worth going to?
We've already been to the Shanghai Xiao Chi place on Webster in Oakland when it first opened, and if I recall correctly, the food didn't impress us very much. The XLB were soupless and the skin rather thick, but then that was a couple years ago too.