Locals constantly pack out this brusque two-storey lanehouse restaurant, considered by many to make the most authentic xiaolongbao
. One long
(six dumplings) will set you back a mere 10RMB (for pork; 25RMB for crab). There's also a full menu with other low-priced Shanghai
specialties such as sautéed bean sprouts (shangtang dou miao
, 15RMB), green beans and potato strips (daodou tudou si
, 18RMB) or fried noodles (15RMB).