Xiaoyang Shengjian

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  • Dumplings
269 Wujiang Lu

A Shanghai classic, these pan-fried soup dumplings are a thick, heavy, often messy affair. But we keep going back because there’s nothing like them: there’s a crunchy, bready outer shell covered with sesame seeds holding a ball of fragrant pork surrounded by a slightly sweet, thick stock that often spurts upon biting down. Xiao Yang’s recipe has become a favourite in its own right – spawning over 30 locations throughout Shanghai since their first branch in 1994.

Find more of Shanghai's best dumplings here and read an interview with Xiao Yang's head honcho Yang Lipeng here.

Venue name: Xiaoyang Shengjian
Opening hours: 10am-10pm
Metro: Nanjing Xi Lu
English address: Second floor, 269 Wujiang Lu, near Taixing Lu
Chinese address: 小扬生煎徐汇区吴江路269号2楼,近泰兴路