Shanghai Dumpling Rex Eating Theater Review

The Chinese are masterful when it comes to dumplings. You tin savour an amazing diverseness of dumplings inwards merely i sitting when yous consume at a dim amount restaurant. But at that spot are other types of Chinese restaurants that specialize inwards dumplings in addition to serve them all twenty-four hours long. Shanghai Dumpling King is i such place.

If individual tells yous that they can’t teach the famous “soup dumplings” or xiaoling bao inwards San Francisco, mail them to the Shanghai Dumpling King agency out on Balboa Street. They may fifty-fifty honor merely about dumplings they’ve never tried before. There are tons of dumplings on the carte but in addition to then far I convey tried exclusively 3 types in addition to then I volition say yous almost those. In addition, my dad felt the non-dumpling offerings were fifty-fifty amend than the dumplings, in addition to then a give-and-take or 2 almost those every bit well.

There are xx items listed nether “Bun/Dumpling” on the menu, though how sugariness or savory soy milk, in addition to light-green onion pancake or Shanghai manner crispy tabular array salt pancake halt upward inwards that classification I’m non sure. The dumplings are fried, steamed or boiled. My suggestion–try merely about of each! Some are succulent, others doughy in addition to crisp. The fillings were all good, merely about gingery, merely about oniony, merely about garlicy.

The staff at the eating seat is non rigid inwards English linguistic communication in addition to then yous may convey to enquire people at other tables what they are eating if it looks good. I am including multiple pictures in addition to then yous tin meet for yourself which dumpling is which.

Beijing Style Boiled Chive Dumpling $4.25
These are the favorite of Alder over at Vinography. I convey Alder to give cheers for introducing me to the restaurant. You tin cheque out his review here.

Shanghai Steamed Dumplings $4.95
These are most similar to soup dumplings, consume them inwards a soup spoon to teach all the juice…

Pan Fried Pork Bun $4.25
These were my favorite. Kind of similar a real mini pork bun, but amongst a tender in addition to crisp bun that was sprinkled amongst sesame seeds.

The Soy Braised Lion’s Head Meatball $6.95 were huge, tender in addition to sugariness in addition to filled amongst piddling crunchy H2O chestnuts. So good!

The Braised String Beans $5.95 were fresh, tender crisp in addition to real flavorful.

Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St @ 34th Ave
San Francisco
Mon, Weds-Fri eleven am – ix pm
Sabbatum & Sunday 10 am – ix pm
415.387.1088