I am all WET… with salivation. It’s quite a bit of work to reach the Big O (I meant Oomph! – what were you thinking?) but I am sure it was well worth the effort. I can see your face all flushed with joy.
I was totally just seduced… at work no less! ;D Xiao long bao is probably one of my top 5 favorite things in the world. Oh soooo good. When I go back to Shanghai I eat it for breakfast everyday. My relatives always ask “Xiao long bao again?!” and I just say “yup!” then proceed to slurp up all the yummy goodness. Sheng jian bao is really good too.
This is a great post and recipe! I’ve always wanted to make these at home so I’ll have to try it out when I have time. Thanks!
PassionateEater-I just spent an hour at Kirk’s site – love it!
RM- I tried making those pleats and came to the conclusion that the restaurants hired little gremlins with little tiny hands in the back of the kitchen. If I figure it out or find myself a gremlin on minimum wage I’ll put up a video.
Thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve been really missing the xiao long bao recently (my mom call the ones with soup in it “tang bao”) and since it’s hard to get here, I have to make them myself. Now I can!
Hi jaden, awesome posting. finally someone puts up a video on how to roll these little guys. nice job, i’ve tried to make my own dumplings from scratch and ended up looking like a ghost with all the flour i had to use haha.