Our Favourite Dumplings in Shanghai and probably the rest of China – Yang’s Dumplings
Now, Shanghai, I must warn you, was our favourite place for dumplings. We found so many in Shanghai for really cheap prices and really great value and taste. You could get dumplings fried, steamed, boiled, whatever off the side of the street and the prices were incredible. Less than 1 Australian Dollar for 6 dumplings was probably the cheapest that we found.
Yang’s Dumplings was one place where we actually sat down at a restaurant to consume these yummy glutinous treats. The first time we went there, we were told from the girls that worked at the hostel that this is where all Shanghai-ns go for their dumplings if they know what’s best. So, with this in mind we strolled down the street and found it quite easily seeing as there was a big line and a big open window at their shop front where you watched 5 people make the dumplings and two go through the process of cooking them.
There was little English but the lady serving us was very nice as we managed to get two serves of four dumplings each and two hot and sour soups for 6 Australian Dollars. You line up for your dumplings at the window where you watch the little workers make the dumplings so efficiently that it’s almost like an assembly line. They either put the dumplings in a paper throw away container if you are taking away or in a plastic bowl for if you manage to find a seat and sit down. We were there at 4pm and it was pretty damn busy but we were lucky to find a seat so we settled in and took our first bite of these dumplings.
Oh. My. God. Don’t worry about ever eating dumplings anywhere else in the world ever again. If you have these ones, you will be amazed. These are one of those places you sit back and wonder why on earth they can’t do them as good back home and then wonder how much it would cost to transport the entire restaurant back to the street where you live.
And look, we may be exaggerating a little bit but we did have a fair few dumplings whilst traveling through china but none were as yummy as these. So juicy and flavorsome and they were perfectly fried with sesame seeds on the top to finish it off.
The soup we had was also amazing. So yummy and spicy and every mouthful was a new burst of flavour as you could see all the spices twirl around in the soup.
Needless to say, we went back to Yang’s quite a few time to consume their dumplings for breakfast, lunch and dinner.