Joe’s Shanghai Restaurant

Even though it was raining very hard in New York, we braved the torrential downpour just to get to Joe’s Shanghai Restaurant. They have three locations in New York and we decided to go to the one in Chinatown.

This place is popular for their soup dumplings or Xiao Long Bao, meaning “little dumplings from basket.” They are served in a bamboo steamer and each dumpling is filled with a small amount of pork meatball surrounded by a flavourful, meaty broth.

As soon as we were seated, we asked for an order of these dumplings as everyone in the restaurant seemed to be having them.

We also ordered some scallion pancakes and mushu pork. Both were also good but the dumplings were the real star.

Joe's Shanghai Restaurant

The soup dumplings (and everything else) were certainly worth the trip as they hit the right spot.

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  1. Judy
    Posted August 22, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    You’re in the Big Apple! So envious. Keep the blogposts coming! Oh, and the dumplings look delicious!!

    • Ernskie
      Posted August 23, 2010 at 10:32 am | Permalink

      Thanks Judy! It’s nice to be here but it’s been raining since we arrived. Kinda makes it hard to enjoy the outside and seeing the sights.

  2. Rebecca
    Posted August 23, 2010 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    So are you bringing those back in the suitcase for lunch next week? NO..Damn it!

    • Ernskie
      Posted August 23, 2010 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

      I wish! I almost want to go back there again.

  3. uyen-chi
    Posted August 29, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    The dumplings and the scallion pancakes look amazing.I wish I could eat them now…I wish I was in NYC!

    • Ernskie
      Posted August 29, 2010 at 8:38 pm | Permalink

      I could just keep on eating the dumplings and scallion pancakes. They were yummy!

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