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For a Solid Xiao Long Bao, Come to Lao Sheng Chang

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!

Lao Sheng Chang


Lao Sheng Chang

Champignons on a Fish Noodles  | 19 RMB

Lao Sheng Chang

Yukina the Braised Pork Noodles | 18 RMB

Lao Sheng Chang

Soup Bun with Pork and Salted Egg Yolk | 18 RMB/4

Lao Sheng Chang

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.

Lao Sheng Chang

Pork Xiao Long Bao | 8 RMB/6

The main event was unquestionably the pork xiao long bao.

Lao Sheng Chang

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!

335 Fujian Middle Rd
Huangpu, Shanghai
China ‎
+86 21 6352 3003


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Stephanie is the founder and curator of Chléa Living, and copywriter for Chléa Consulting. A peanut butter lover and a sucker for big band music, Stephanie loves to bake, karaoke, and obsesses over making lists. Her biggest pet peeve is a messy space, which is why she loves cleaning and organizing. While she loves waking up in the morning to make a smoothie and meditate, her secret dream is to win an eating competition (shhh). Follow @stephaniejaya on Instagram for a daily dose of all things sunny, happy, and yummy!

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