Soup Dumplings in Philly
A few weeks ago, Rob and I drove up to Philadelphia (about 2½ hours away) to celebrate our friend Rachel’s birthday. She wanted to have lunch at Dim Sum Garden, a vaguely divey dumpling eatery under a bridge near Reading Terminal Market known for its soup dumplings (steamed dumplings with meat and broth inside). We’d all heard of soup dumplings, but this was our first chance to actually have the dish. And they were delicious.
CHOW has a good video on where xiao long bao come from and how they’re made.