Why you should go: Best Xiao Long Bao (a.k.a. Soup Dumplings) in NYC right now.
COST: $$ (Approximately $15-20 pp)
PHONE NUMBER: 718-661-2882ADDRESS: 159-16 Main St / Flushing, NY 11355
Nearby Transportation: 7 Train → Main Street Station (Last Stop), Transfer to Bus: Q44→ Horace Harding Expressway N Stop
Must Try Items:
- Pork Soup Dumplings / Xiao Long Bao ($5.50) – A staple in Shanghainese Cuisine. Just the right amount of Soup, perfect dollop of meat, and pure heaven in a mouthful.
- Crab Meat Soup Dumplings ($6.50) – Delicate Crab flavor infused with soft-melt in your mouth pork, wrapped up in the thinnest dumpling wrapper ever created.
- Shanghai Pan Fried Noodle ($6.95) – Just like the Street Vendors make it in Shanghai, Salty, savory, just the right chew in the noodles, all slapped together with a sesame soy sauce. My Grandma’s favorite dish at this place!
- Kaofu ($5.95) – A traditional Cold-Appetizer made with fried gluten, mushroom, bean curd, tiger lilies, and peanuts in a 5-spice sauce. I remember being really excited for holidays because my Grandma would make this dish. It’s fried then slow stewed in 5-spice and soy-a-sauce.