City of Ate's 100 Favorite Dallas Dishes: # 99
Shanghai Buns at Jeng Chi Dumpling House
When the patio worshipers are faced with winter, more and more of them drive north to Richardson's Jeng Chi Dumpling House in search of a warming elixir, otherwise known as the Shanghai bun. These plump and juicy steamed buns are served as both a soup and a savory dumpling. Thin homemade dumpling skins encapsulate a filling of ground pork and gelatinous pork broth. When steamed, the gelatinous broth melts and becomes a piping hot soup within the skin. The best way to eat this potentially hazardous but oh-so-good treasure? Take a small bite of the skin, allowing the soup to spill out into an awaiting spoon. Then blow, eat, and slurp. Summer can't end soon enough.Jeng Chi Restaurant & Bakery
400 N. Greenville Ave.
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