San Francisco: Shanghai Dumpling King

After one failed attempt at a San Francisco weekend, we tried again once CK was fully recovered.  We started early in the morning at Mama's On Washington with my parents.  Then came the usual touristy things (Chinatown, Golden Gate Bridge, etc).  At the end of the day, my parents dropped us off at TT's house in the Outer Richmond.

We decided not to venture too far for dinner.  A quick call to AF and dinner at Shanghai Dumpling King was on:


We really only wanted soup dumplings, but our server talked us into ordering stir fried Shanghai noodles too:


Don't make the same mistake we did.  The noodles were bland and utterly uninteresting.  Avoid at all cost.

The spicy wontons, on the other hand, were fantastic:


They weren't spicy though.  Instead, they were slightly peanut-y, which threw me for a loop.  But I enjoyed them.

You can't go to Shanghai Dumpling King without getting xiao long bao or steamed dumplings:


Definitely good stuff.

The other hit of the night were the pan fried buns:


I'm just a sucker for things that are pan fried.

On top of all that, we also ordered a green onion pancake:


Which looked like no green onion pancake I'd ever seen.

AF and TT got to witness firsthand how frightening eating out with CK is.  She just keeps ordering and ordering.  We were already struggling to finish the food on our table when a server came by with a tray of freshly fried sugar egg puffs.  Before the rest of us could even open our mouths, CK had already requested a plate:



I really didn't like the sugar egg puffs.  Which is weird because I love all things fried.  But these egg puffs just tasted like...oil.  And that's gross.

Completely stuffed, we waddled our way out of the restaurant.  Shanghai Dumpling King makes the Outer Richmond worth a visit.


Shanghai Dumpling King
3319 Balboa St
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 387-2088

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