Few foods are as fun to eat—or as dangerous to one’s attire—as soup dumplings (aka juicy buns). Pucker-topped dumplings filled with broth, and either pork or pork with crabmeat, they explode in your mouth—or down your shirt—when you bite into them. But the flavor, enhanced by a vinegared soy sauce with slivered ginger, is so luscious most diners don’t mind the mess. And the best place in Manhattan for them is this bustling eatery, which draws a mostly local crowd. Other Shanghai specialties are worth trying, too, like sautéed eels with chives or the scallion pancakes wrapped around hoisin beef and coated with fried egg.
New York City
New York City› Restaurant
69 Mott St (btw. Canal and Bayard (btw. Canal and Bayard Sts.)
Our Rating Neighborhood Chinatown Hours Daily 11am–10pm Transportation Subway: N or R to Canal St Phone 212/964-0003 Prices Entrees $7–$16 Cuisine Type Chinese Web site 456 Shanghai