How long would you wait?

A friend travelled to Shanghai recently and told me about waiting in line for over an hour for the famous xiao long bao at Nanxiang in Yu Yuan Garden

Now, xiao long bao is my favorite thing to order whenever I visit a Shanghaiese restaurant, but it's not something I would stay in line for more than an hour in 90° weather outdoors! But apparently the dumplings there are really good and world-famous.

Here's an illuminating read for those not familiar with xiao long bao.

Top image by David Butow for National Geographic and bottom image by scaredy_kat on Flickr.

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