Yang’s Fried Dumplings – a perfect little parcel
A narrow Shanghai street is the locus of the most divine little food temple. Yang’s Fried Dumpling’s it’s called. And let me skip to the conclusion: they serve the best dumplings I’ve ever tasted.
Huge frying pans
The restaurant is small, humble and popular. Lines form infront of the restaurant – a cashier is benched beside the door taking orders. Once you’ve ordered you line up at the next queue to get your order of freshly fried dumplings.
The product line is efficient. At one end of the kitchen a production team is kneading dough and making dumplings at an amazing speed – at the other end the dumplings are placed in huge frying pans and fried to perfection. There’s no risk of your dumplings getting cold – they’re sold as soon as they’re off the pan.
If you don’t want to take you dumplings away, you can eat in the restaurant. You get your vinegar yourself, but sides and drinks are served at the table. We orded a portion of curry beef soup as well.
So, this is what all the fuss is about. Thick skinned pork filled soup dumplings fried in oil on one side and sprinkled with chives and sesame seeds.
Bite through the skin and the piping hot broth emerges. Dip into the vinegar and you’ll experience soup dumpling nirvana. Cripsy skin, soft pork meat ball swimming in a pool of the most tasteful fatty soup with hints of sesame, sharp chives and vinegar cutting through. One perfect little dumling parcel.
Visited: October 2011
Estimated price: 13 RMB
Address: Yang’s Fried Dumpling
54-60 Wujiang Rd