Are these the best fried soup dumplings in Shanghai? They are according to local hip-hop DJ and Grumpy Pig co-owner Gary Wang. The place is called Bun, but don’t bother looking for a sign in English—there isn’t one. Just go to 142-146 Yunnanzhong Lu (between Fuzhon and Guangdong) and look for the folks tending to steaming vats of dumplings, noodles, rice, and soup. Point at what looks good, pay the friendly guy sitting in the booth, and dig in with the rowdy locals at a table in back. They’ll be tickled that you’re there and you’ll be stoked at how freaking good everything tastes. Not to mention cheap—four dumplings is 5 RMB, or about 77 cents (USD).
142 Yunnanzhong Lu, Shanghai, China; no phone.