So what are these little buggers like? Think steamed dumplings chock full of juice and mystery meat, usually the ever popular ‘oink oink’ pork or seafood. But for me the catch is in the juice which lies waiting inside these little Shanghainese pork bombs.
Many an unwise man has fallen prey to the juice of the innocent looking Xiaolongbao; scalding hot and the equivalent of having molten lava poured on your tongue and down your throat by Chuck Norris (real ‘bloody hot’).
Word of warning, proceed with extreme caution, and watch your shirt as any encounter with Xiaolongbao usually ends with the good Doctor having to travel to the dry cleaners. The juice always has a way of flying out of the half bitten Xiaolongbao all over my Sunday best.
Karma, I think not, for I pray (not prey) at the Church of Xiaolongbao! You’ve been warned.