Yang’s Dumpling Shanghai: Still #1

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This is a Food Review of Yang’s Dumpling which is part of the Tahiti Triumph Trip Report. It covers the following cities:

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Location: Yang’s is located in the walking street off of Nanjing Xi Lu. The address is 269 Wujiang Rd, Jing’an, Shanghai, China


Yang has come up. He used to live in a shack on West Nanjing Road on the second floor. Like everything in Shanghai, Yang has modernized. It’s sort of a shame because the old restaurant used to have a long line, nowhere to sit, and an illegible menu. Back then a menu was not needed since patrons would just signal with their fingers how many dumplings they required.

The good news about Yang’s Dumpling is that the quality has not gone down. That is a relief since there it has become increasingly difficult to find street restaurants that make sheng jian bao (pan-fried dumplings). Indeed Nanjing Xi Lu used to be full of mom and pop dumpling joints. Now, it’s been overrun by high-rise buildings and Krispy Kremes. That is very sad.

If you’re confused on how to eat xiao long bao or sheng jian bao, consult this guide in preparation for an orgasmic experience.

Yang in 2014
Yang in 2014
Yang in 2014
Yang in 2014
Yang in 2014
Yang in 2014
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Yang in 2014
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Yang in 2016
Yang in 2016
Yang in 2016

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’ve lived in china for over 7 yeas, and I’m sorry to say Yang’s in shanghai is not the best, at least in my eyes. My personal favorite sheng jian bao comes from the city where these bad boys originated, Suzhou! there are 2 famous small chains in Suzhou that are the pinnacle of the sheng jian bao.
    #1 ya ba sheng jian (Mutes sheng jian bao) established by a mute with a magical recipe.
    #2 lao a er(old #2) presumably a second son of his family. These are by far the best I have ever had along with the egg fried porkchops!

    If you have a chance to visit Suzhou and want to try these places out, shoot me an email! They are to die for.

  2. Sounds awesome. 下次我去上海我给你打电话。谢谢

    ِAnd I was saying best in Shanghai…obviously the old ones in the random streets are my favorite but that’s a matter of luckily running into them day or night.

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