Nanxiang Mantou Dian
85 Yu Yuan Road, Shanghai, China
Nanxiang Mantou Dian Shanghai Reviews
The Popular Xiao Long Bao Apr 18, 2012
If you are in Shanghai and you didn't try "Xiao Long Bao" you haven't been to Shanghai.
A local chinese delicacy. The Xiao Long Bao is a type of bun that has pork as fillings.
Nanxiang Mantou Dian is located in Yu Yuan , a place where also know as "Shanghai Old Street" , Shanghai lao Jie. To visit the place, one can simply use the Shanghai metro and alight at Yu Yuan Station on Line 10. It is walkable distance from the station.
Upon visiting Yu Yuan, please do note that there are other "Xiaolong Bao" places around and some are even called Nanxiang Xiao Long Bao. I myself made a mistake on my first time there and ended up having the wrong Xiao Long Bao. Do note that the actual name is "Nan Xiang Man Tou Dian" It is a 3 story huge restaurant located near the center pond.
On level 1 of the place is a very long queue for cheap take away Xiao Long Bao. The first time I had was the ones that is at level 3 where you sit in and dine, the Xiao Long Bao on level 3 was awesome however when I was back the 2nd time, I queued for the one at level 1 take away and it seriously , although cheap , not worth my trip. Thick skin and was disappointing. So I suggest you to go upstairs and have the slightly more expensive ones.
Do note that you could face long queue upstairs too, even if it is during a weekday afternoon. The place is popular. There are other places that serves good Xiao Long Bao too, but this place would be good if you decide to hop by Yu Yuan and walking around the place.
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