Steamed Tiny Buns + Short Sleeve Sweatshirts

I like spending Sunday mornings in Chinatown eating xiao long bao (shanghai soup dumplings).  Today, Shanghai Cafe was the jump off.  First of all, I love that the menu translates them so literally as “steamed tiny buns” – both the pork and pork + crab varieties are delicious.  Also, the fried version, “fried tiny buns” were just delightful and a nice variation of flavour and texture.  I’ll definitely be back.

On these xiao long bao Sunday excursions, I like to plan ahead for the dumplings that will fill my belly – no body con dresses here, y’all.  I’m all about the short sleeve sweatshirt and loose-fitting shorts. (Similar: by James Perse by Vince on sale! | by Rachel Roy on sale!)

The short sleeve sweatshirt from Everlane (XS in black pictured here) is just oversized enough for me to eat 2 bamboo trays worth of xiao long baos without showing any tummy-dumpling-bulge. [Sidenote: NYC, if you haven’t yet, go check out the Everlane Open House, in SoHo @ 199 Lafayette, this week.  Pick up some white tees and try on the Summer Shirt Collection!  I’m already planning which denims I need, duh.]

Porkpie Hat old (similar: Free People | Goorin Bros. | Goorin Bros. )

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What’s an excursion to Chinatown without a Milk Tea Boba for dessert, right? (Sidenote: Dear Purple Kow SF D4, I miss you.)

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fried tiny buns

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What’s your favorite Sunday indulgence outfit?

xx,
Huckleberry Kim