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Are Soup Dumplings the Only Good Thing About Joe’s Shanghai?

Joe's Shanghai

For some random reason I was craving twice or double cooked pork last week (hmmmmm… pork belly.) The obvious choice seemed to be the version from Szechuan Gourmet (we do love us some Szechuan Gourmet around here), but what about Joe’s Shanghai? It’s pretty much an institution in Chinatown, but has only been mentioned on Midtown Lunch once. So to give it some love I decided to check it out.

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Avoid the Burn at Joe’s Shanghai: Jamie Teaches Me How To Consume Soup Dumplings Safely

Joe's Shanghai pork soup buns

I just fell for the $6.50 xiao long bao (aka pork steamed soup dumplings) at Joe’s Shanghai (on 56th btw. 5+6th) so it was kind of an exciting coincidence to see that our ML: Philly correspondent Jamie made a fun, quick video on how to eat the juicy suckers without burning your mouth. Jamie’s bite-slurp-eat method is the standard way to attack xiao long bao, but I like to think there are no rules. My half bite mess is after the jump…

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