Even though dumpling soup can be considerred the most authentic dish of Shanghai, it is not easy to find a really good restaurant serving it. A delightful exception to this rule is Din Tai Fung. You would imagine this restaurant has long traditions in Shanghai dumpling scene, but alas, this is a Taiwanese restaurant chain.
We don´t mind, these are the best dumplings around and this is Shanghai so it doesnt get any better than this. Delicate dumpling skin is wrapped around a juicy pork filling served in bowl of broth.
Closest metro: Huangpi Rd (S), 8 mins. Walk
Mon-Thu 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm;
Fri 11am-3pm, 5pm-1am;
Not expensive, price level is similar to other stadard Chinese restaurants.