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Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant

85 Yuyuan Old St. Send to Phone
(86) 21 6355-4206
Shanghai institution famous for its soup dumplings in the touristy Old Town area.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant, Shanghai, china

Nanxiang Steamed Bun Restaurant Restaurant Review

: Don’t join the queue of people (that includes tourists) waiting outside Nanxiang unless you want take-out. Instead, enter the restaurant and go upstairs. The steamed buns in the place’s name are actually a soup dumpling known as xiaolongbao. The second floor serves only the basic pork dumpling. On the third floor, take a right if you want just xiaolongbao and other dim sum type dishes; the minimum outlay is about $8 per person and there’s no English menu. Otherwise, turn left for a fuller English menu complete with pictures and a minimum outlay of $13 per person. The correct way to eat the xiaolongbao is to bite a small hole (be careful or scalding hot liquid will shoot out in all directions) and then suck the soup from them before devouring the rest. At least there should be soup in them, but many of the ones sold here seem dried out. Locals will dip them in vinegar. Service is so-so, and only the most expensive area of the restaurant has anything much in the way of décor.


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