With interiors inspired by the opulent Shanghai nightlife of the 1920s and 30s, expect the food here to match the glamorous décor. At 10 Shanghai, you’ll find a range of Huaiyang cuisine including this pan-fried xiao long bao ($68), a dish that marries the traditional xiao long bao with a sheng jian bao. It arrives at the table on a sizzling hot pan, each bun containing tender meat and hot soup. The crispy bottom of the bao provides a fantastic texture.
Xiao long bao is a classic Shanghainese dish and one of the most popular dim sum in Hong Kong. While the traditional version is perfect as it is, many chefs and restaurants have come up with creative ways to update the bao and add their own unique spin to the classic XLB. Whether you’ve got a sweet tooth or love numbing spice, change it up from the norm with our picks of these quirky xiao long bao in Hong Kong.
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