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Sep 7, 2001 04:49 PM

Where can I find soup dumplings?

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When I lived in New York City I used to go to a Chinese restaurant in Chinatown called Joe's Shanghai that serves soup dumplings (along with other tasty food, if you still have room after eating 16 orders of dumplings). They're sort of like a dim sum dumpling, but in addition to the meat and/or seafood filling, they are also filled with broth. Just typing this makes my mouth water. I had them once in SF at a restaurant on Geary (which I now can't remember the name of), but they weren't very good. Does anyone know a place in SF (or anywhere in the Bay Area for that matter) that might have them? I'm so hungry, and New York is so far away.


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    Melanie Wong

    The transliteration of the name in Mandarin for soup dumplings is xiao3 long2 bao1. Try a search from the main Chowhound page for

    "francisco xiao3 long2 bao1" or
    "francisco xiao long bao" without quotation marks

    to find several posts on the San Francisco Bay Area mesage board on the best places to find these.

    1. Two spots in LA spring to mind (both have been obsessed over on the board!): Meilong Village and Din Tai Fung. Me, I'm more of a Meilong Village girl. They are definitely in Joe's family, though Joe's still win.