(you really should go)
|You really need to go
(really – you do)
|Excellent wine list||Bring money
(relative to locale)
|Bring lots of money (you’ve been warned)|
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
No. 194, Sec. 2, Xinyi Road
Tel : +886 (2) 2321-8928
|Go. That’s not a suggestion: just do it because not only will it be more than worthwhile (and you’ll thank me afterwards), I will most certainly find you and kick you if you don’t go. While those in Shanghai think they know how to make them, this is the place worldwide for truly spectacular xiao long bao (小籠包). I suggest you try as many of the 包 as possible, but since they come in orders of 10, either bring someone with you or make return trips. You’ll also want to get a plate of drunken chicken and some water spinach to accompany your orders of bao.
鼎泰豐 has several outposts but the Xinyi Road location I’ve listed is the original, so start from there and radiate out.