Joe's Shanghai

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Soup Dumplings in NYC's Chinatown
While spending the weekend in Brooklyn with friends, we decided to take a trek across the Brooklyn Bridge by foot and make our way to Chinatown. My goal was to introduce my 5 year old daughter to other gastronomical delights of Asian flavor besides the take out dumplings she adores.

Joe's Shanghai Restaurant is famous for its soup dumplings. For the uninitiated, soup dumplings look like a cross between a fried dumpling and a steam bun and served in bamboo steamer trays. You pick up this delicate treat with a wide miso soup style spoon and gently pry open the dumpling with chopsticks to reveal the fatty broth inside. Absolutely delicious!
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