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May 17, 2010

Xiao Yang Sheng Jian, Shanghai…great dumplings eaten with a stained shirt and burned tongue

This outlet at a food court is famous for its shengjian or pan-fried dumplings. 

What makes them so addictive and yet, so tricky to eat, is the scalding hot pork broth which surrounds the juicy meat filling, so just be careful when you’re chomping down on the shenjian as it is filled with delicious, but very, very hot juices. I now know that eating sheng jian properly is an acquired – a newbie like me is immediately exposed by the squirting pork broth, stained shirt and dribbles down the chin (not to mention, burned tongue). Writhing in agony,I took a look at the eating techniques of those around me. Most bite a small hole in the pastry, suck out the soup, and then proceed to devour the rest in a bite or two.

Expect a long line of hungry patrons, but you will be rewarded with the freshest, hot-out-of-the-frying-pan sheng jian. This is definitely the true truth as I say it as it is.

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