Fairly recent, was the entrant of more sophisticated (or, I think, slightly more unusual in our parts) Chinese fare in the Metro. The most talked about? Xiao Long Baos (Php208.00).
|Xiao Long Baos|
Sure, they're pork dumplings. We've surely had them before; but they're dumplings with soup (more specifically tasty broth)! Bite a bit off the top, add some ginger slices, dip into a little Zhenjiang vinegar, and enjoy the warm, silky, chewy (from the skin) texture. Ahhh....
But I'm getting ahead of myself. I forgot to mention I had this particular piece at Modern Shanghai, a fairly new restaurant serving local Shanghai cuisine.