Years ago, I went to Joe Shanghai, the Chinatown location, and experienced my very first soup dumpling. Since then, I’ve almost become somewhat of a soup dumpling connoisseur. I’ve enjoyed decadent and extravagant dumplings from across the U.S. (Yank Sing). I’ve had soup dumplings similar to Joe Shanghai’s too, but nothing compares to that first experience…that chewy bite bursting with a delicious and savory broth.
Crab & Pork Dumplings.
Snow Pea tips.
It’s been at least 10 years since my first and only time to Joe Shanghai and now I’m back. I’ve decided to try the newer location in Midtown, New York. It’s definitely cleaner and friendlier! My sister-in-law and I wanted a little tasting or mid-day snack and ordered the Pork dumplings and the Crab & Pork dumplings. Our server said his favorite had to be the Crab & Pork and I’d have to agree! The Pork seemed to be on the saltier side. The Crab & Pork was light, delicate and perfectly seasoned. Someone was a little heavy-handed on the regular Pork dumplings that day, but it was still tasty. I always like a little veg with any meal so I ordered the Snow Pea Tips, which was perfect!
There are definitely other options when it comes to soup dumplings, but I’ll always love Joe Shanghai’s for that first bite!