Yang’s Stir-fried Dumplings
You can’t get more authentic than the most beloved street food in the Pearl of the Orient, sheng jian bao. A bit plumper than golf balls, these pan-fried pork dumplings have puffy, bready wrappers—sprinkled with chopped scallions and sesame seeds—which enclose hefty meatballs and steamy juices. The cooks at this chain of eateries create a mouthwatering contrast of crunchy and chewy by frying the bottom and steaming the top of the dumplings in a shallow wok. Yang’s dozens of locations sell by the “liang”—four dumplings for only RMB6.