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Dining Journal: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao in K-Town
October 8, 2023, 10:48.23 am ET


Photos: Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao

You know you have achieved dumpling Nirvana when you have reached the doors of renowned NYC-based soup dumpling restaurant Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao in New York City’s Koreatown. Located within walking distance of some of the most popular tourist spots including Times Square, the Empire State Building, and Grand Central, the restaurant is the perfect spot for hearty and authentic soup dumplings.

The dumplings come in an array of flavors ranging from crab meat and pork to pork, shrimp and chive (vegetable options also available), with each dumpling providing a burst of broth. But be careful, dumplings emerging fresh from the steamer are quite hot.

To get a complete picture, give the Lucky Six soup dumplings a try offering a taste of six different varieties. Skilled chefs handcraft each dumpling in an open kitchen, while state-of-the-art service robots add a contemporary touch to enhance anyone’s dining journey.

As a Michelin-recommended establishment, Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao has earned its reputation by serving delectable offerings that transport you to the heart of Nan Xiang County in Shanghai, China. The menu also includes crispy pan-fried pork buns, Shanghainese dim sum, and an array of dishes such as Shanghai Pan Fried U-Don Noodle, Crispy Noodle with Shredded Beef; and Pork Chop Noodle Soup, among others.

Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao is located at 24 W 33rd St, New York, NY. For more information, visit