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