Din Tai Fung, Shanghai Centre

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1376 Nanjing Xi Lu

Since launching at a dingy street stall in Taipei more than 40 years ago, the Din Tai Fung empire has expanded throughout the Asia-Pacific region like wildfire, thanks to the success of it's excellent xiaolongbao soup dumplings, which are consistently voted one of the world's finest.

These heavenly pork or shrimp packages have skins of unparalleled delicacy, arriving with a fragrant soup inside at a temperature perfect for popping straight into your mouth. Make sure to try the pork dumplings, or for something more elegant, the shrimp and pork shao mai,which come crowned with a whole small shrimp. The sleek professionally-run dining rooms offer excellent quality dishes, a sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service, albeit at premium prices.

Venue name: Din Tai Fung, Shanghai Centre
Opening hours: 10am-11pm daily
Metro: Jingan Temple
English address: Unit A104, Shanghai Centre, 1376 Nanjing Xi Lu, near Tongren Lu, Jingan district
Chinese address: 静安区南京西路1376号上海商城A104室, 近铜仁路