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  NanXiang Xiao Long Bao
by imstress

If you have not tasted NanXiang Xiao Long Bao you have missed out something heavely!
NanXiang Xiao Long Bao Restaurant is located at the side of JiuQu Bridge in ChengHuang Miao area in Shanghai.

Xiao Long Bao are steamed buns with a thin layer of skin, with meat fillings with juicy soup inside the bun. There are some with crab meat and crab roe.

The pricing is 16 buns for RMB8 (where u queue at level one).
Go to the 2nd level (Pleasure Boat Hall) and pay for 16 buns for RMB15 with crab meat.
At 3rd level (Chang Sing Hall) there is a minimum spending of RMB25 per pax and their Xiao Long Bao cost 6 for RMB20 with crab roe and their single big steam bun cost RMB20 and a straw is given with each order to suck up the soup.
There is a 4th level (Ding Xing Hall) where you can order other dishes like Super Rank Steamed bun, Shrimp ball with crab roe, spring roll with crab roe, mushroom soup, big steam bun, cake with salty cashew nut.
The 4 steps to eat Xiao Long Bao are:
1) bite a small whole
2) blow some air into the filling
3) suck the juicy soup
4) put the whole Xiao Long Bao into your mouth and savour slowly

Favorite Dish: Xiao Long Bao
Prawn Ball (similar juicy soup inside)

Comparison: least expensive
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 5
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Dec 28, 2004
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