Xiao longbao dumplings are perhaps Shanghai’s most famous street snack; obsessed locals argue endlessly over which stalls and restaurants make the best. The perfect dumpling has a thin, almost translucent skin that encloses a hot, richly flavoured broth. Picking one up in chopsticks without the skin bursting is a skill. Join the queues at Crystal Jade Restaurant (123 Xingye Road, Xintiandi) to try what many consider the best xiao
longbao (and many other dumpling varieties) in the city.
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