Haggling-Hangover Remedy: Din Tai Fung dumplings
After a rough couple of hours of haggling with your friendly shopkeepers at Yu Yuan, you might have found yourself with faux Dr. Dre Beats, pearls, one too many China T-shirts, a shopping hangover and quite an appetite. Luckily, Din Tai Fung is right around the corner!
Din Tai Fung is a world-renowned Taiwanase restaurant that has locations all around Shanghai and one of these is conveniently located in Yu Yuan. Despite it being a chain restaurant, the dumplings at Din Tai Fung are rather delicious and cheap! One steam pot will come with three to six dumplings depending on the kind. There's a huge variety anywhere from veggie dumplings, pork dumplings, and soup-filled dumplings. Just let your fuwuyuan (waiter) know which ones you'd like and he or she will promptly bring them to your table!
Tip: If you're a vegetarian or have other dietary needs, be careful with which dumplings you pick. Some "veggie" ones will occasionally have a shrimp or two inside one out of the four.