If you’re only going to eat one thing in Shanghai, let it be this: Xiao long bao.
Soup dumplings — or XLB, as some of my friends call them — are to the city what pizza is to New York. When you’re there, they’re simply a must.
When book travels took me to Shanghai earlier this year, I was determined to hunt down the best in the city. Over and over, I kept hearing about Jia Jia Tang Bao, a little place that locals and expats seemed to adore equally.
So, on my very last morning in Shanghai, we bundled up and braved a gray drizzle to head over to Huang He Lu …