Studliest soup dumplings - 2006
Shanghai Café - CLOSED
Shanghai cuisine—with its braised pork shoulders, lion's-head meatballs, drunken chicken, mock-meat appetizing buffets, and, most especially, soup dumplings—blew into town a decade ago and has been on the decline ever since. How wonderful, then, that our best purveyor of Shanghai-style dumplings should have appeared only recently in Chinatown. Shanghai Café turns out perfect soup dumplings right in its front window—twisted and puckered and capable of retaining their scalding gravy until the moment you gingerly nip off the top and jizz the fluid onto your shirt.