One of our new discoveries is Xiao Long Bao. Soup Dumplings.
Our friend Amy (or was it Denys) introduced us to them when he/she was in town. Until then we were unsure what to make of them or how to eat them. Since then we have become converts. Amy explained her method of eating them, and it has since become “the” method by which we tell everyone to follow 🙂
Soup dumplings are genius. The broth is cooked with meat and seasoning and then chilled so it can be worked with. The gelatinous gravy is then worked into a dumpling along with a dallop of wonderful, warming, good for the soul ground pork. Then when ready to serve the dumpling is steamed and the solid gravy turns back in to liquid to make a dumpling filled with soup.
Sublime. Melts in your mouth. Warms your soul. Feels like home. All of these describe the…
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