Wednesday, December 9, 2009

There's Soup In Them Thar Dumplings!




I bought no less than 13 travel books on China in preparation for our trip. Loads of information on the Great Wall of China, the Terra Cotta Warriors and the Forbidden City, but the overlooked wonder of the world is the Shanghai soup dumpling.
The soup dumping is an engineering feat with scalding hot delicious soup contained inside a delicate little dumpling. These are insanely good and well worth the third degree burns to your chin. I feel like somewhat of an expert on this regional delicacies and I would highly recommend wearing an absorbent terry cloth top and slathering the lower half of your face with aloe vera before dining on dumplings.

6 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I read once about these dumplings in a book. What an amazing trip to plan for!

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

I'll remember that! xo Joan

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Now I'm craving Chinese dumplings.

Saucy said...

Like, a dumpling facial? Just think of the marketing opportunities! You should open a duck dumpling facial salon.

Gabriela said...

Hello,

Love Chinese culture and seeing the warriors and the wall must be amazing!



~ Gabriela ~

Gillion said...

Have you tried dumplings and roast ducks? They are the famous and traditional Beijing dieshes. And also bird's nest soup? Its a delicacy in China.

Enjoy your days~~~

Gillion
www.geocities.jp/hongkong_bird_nest/index_e.htm