Wednesday, December 9, 2009
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.