someone give me a lifeboat
It's polite and clean. The anticipation was killing me, especially since you can see them prep the soup dumplings - xio long bow
They arrived and after my first bite I was confused. I did not love it. While the flavour of the dumplings was good, the soup was swimming with huge chunks of pork crud and grease. Now, I've had a lot of XLB in my life and I've never seen it look quite so cloudy and grimy. The skin itself was super thick and chewy. I remain confused.
This was my mother's first XLB and I regret taking her because she did not enjoy it. Now it will take persuasion and bribery to get her to go eat it again. My mother does not agree with my philosophy about trying everything at least twice. If she doesn't like it, she avoids it.
We did, however, love our other two dishes:
|Mapu tofu - creamy tofu, tons of flavour, and nice kick|
|Shanghai soup noodles - nice broth and full of greens|