My friend, Karen, knows what I’m talking about (she’s an expert on fine cuisine in Shanghai — and other worldly locales — and her mom lives in the city). The fried dumplings — sheng jian baos — at the famed Yang’s Fry Dumpling are delicious. I’m in Shanghai one last day — a pit stop before going to Harbin — and had to devour a batch before leaving.
I’ve had sheng jian baos in the U.S. but they just don’t compare. I’ll be dreaming of sheng jian baos in my sleep when I get back. And the best thing — besides the soupy goodness — is that one dumpling = 1 yuan! Best deal in China.