Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Xiao Yang Shen Jian Bao, Shanghai

Xiao Yang is pretty much an institution in Shanghai. These fried buns make a great snack at any time.

Come rain or shine, there's always a queue going on here but it helps that the cooking is run like an assembly line. As such, it'll take you only a few minutes of patience to get your share.

The constant queue ensures your portion is always fresh and piping hot. A generous scatter of sesame seeds help enhance the fragrance.

The skins are thin and slightly crisp on the outside, which give way to the explosively (this stuff can be dangerous) juicy inner center. For about 1SGD a serve, there's really no reason not to give this place a shot when you're in Shanghai.



Anonymous said...

Harlow Mr D

The latest "fake food" from China is Meat Buns w Cardboard Stuffing... please please please be careful when you eat any BAOs!

D said...

Anon: Thanks for the headsup. I did read about those articles.. in fact I tasted this sausage that really seemed like it could have been cardboard =S so far the baos have been pretty decent though =)