|A Visit to the Chang Jiang (Yangtze) River and Xiang Shan Mountain|
I will tell you one thing, and then kind of let the pictures tell the rest of the story. We had one of my favorite food items Xiao Long Bao (<--Click That), usually called a soup dumpling, but actually a bit different than a dumpling in form. Xiao Long Bao is a delicious small steamed, ok, I will call it a dumpling, with a small pork meat ball in the middle, but what really sets it apart is the sweet tasting broth inside. Words don't, and can't really do it justice-you just have to try one. Take Xiao Long Bao and google it and you will find many who try to describe it and tell you how to eat it. I will tell you this, to experience it at its best, you should nibble a little of the the dumpling away, and then for lack of better word, suck the soup out, and then eat the rest. You can put the whole thing in your mouth, but if the soup is hot, as it usually is, you will be spitting the whole thing back out of your mouth. Opening it up like you see in the picture helps the soup cool a bit.
|Xiao Long Bao|