Xiaolongbao on Oahu...?
I got hooked on xiaolongbao while living in Los Angeles area, with access to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Din_Tai_Fung">Din Tai Fung</a>. I've heard that they can be found (with questionable reviews) at <a href="http://onokinegrindz.typepad.com/ono_kine_grindz/2006/01/shanghai_bistro.html">Shanghai Bistro</a>. Anywhere else?
Also, any place that has the rice cake noodles like Din Tai Fung? I tried the ones at Little Village and was very disappointed, the ones I'm used to are much more moist, chewy, but not tough; <a href="http://biggestmenu.com/rdr/CA/Arcadia... a picture of the ones I'm missing.</a>
I haven't had the xiaolongbao at Shanghai Bistro, so I can't compare, but the ones at Kirin (the dim sum place at the Ala Moana Shopping Center, not the Chinese restaurant on Beretania) taste good - they don't hold their soup very well, however. The ones at the Chinese place in Kaneohe (Joyful Garden) were awful. Haven't found any that come close to those in Shanghai. Good luck, and please post if you find a place you can recommend.