Shanghai is known for many things. Chief among them: Xiao Long Bao!
And even though most shophouses may claim to serve the best xiao long bao, being discerning eaters, we know better, right?
This soup-filled steamed bun is so delicate, I will say the making of it is an art.
Or at least demanding a remarkable skill only few have mastered.
Early this morning, our taste made no complaints whatsoever.
How could they? Lao Shang Cheng’s xiao long bao was solid!
Lao Sheng Chang was just a few minutes away from our hotel. Strangely, the first thing that caught my eyes was the busy staircase written with menu items.
Be careful not to get too engrossed – watch for your steps!
Champignons on a Fish Noodles | 19 RMB
Yukina the Braised Pork Noodles | 18 RMB
Soup Bun with Pork and Salted Egg Yolk | 18 RMB/4
Going crazy over noodles! It’s interesting to observe that noodle soups in Shanghai and many parts of China are cooked with a milder broth, compared to those in Jakarta. I never worried about something being too salty, which I do all the time here.
Pork Xiao Long Bao | 8 RMB/6
The main event was unquestionably the pork xiao long bao.
Everything about this xiao long bao was perfect. The skin was soft and chewy, the blend of meat and mushrooms within savory and juicy, and the more I ate, the more I wanted. 6 buns for just 8 RMB? I would pack them to go if I could! Hands down one of the best xiao long bao so far.
If you’re ever in the shopping area of Nanjing Road, remember to make a stop at Lao Sheng Chang!
LAO SHENG CHANG (老盛昌)
335 Fujian Middle Rd
+86 21 6352 3003