Xia Long Bao (soup dumplings)

Xia Long Bao (soup dumplings)

Shanghai Dumpling King

696 Monterey Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94127
(415) 585-1300
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There are hundreds of amazing bites in our foodie city, but here’s a family favorite.  We usually visit on Sunday for dim sum and spend about $25 to fill us all up. It's called Shanghai Dumpling King – a little hole in the wall on Monterey Avenue.

These Shanghai steamed dumplings arrive in a basket of ten and are served with a vinegary, soy, garlic dipping sauce and a spoon. Let the dumplings cool for just a minute and then pick one up gently so as not to break the skin.  Use your chopsticks, place it in the spoon, and slurp to experience a burst of soup and gingery goodness. Sure, you can go to the fancy spots where there are tablecloths, lots of tourists,  and a long wait, but why pay 5 times more when you can have the best?

Oh, and they have bags of frozen dumplings you can take home. AND, the snow pea shoots with a hint of garlic are a good side dish!


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Udon with Vegetable Dumplings

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Macho Salad