Ever had the heaven-in-a-basket that is Xiao Long Bao, aka soup dumplings?
If you haven't, you are seriously missing out on the warm, chewy, broth-filled delights.
And you must fix this by eating a bunch of them immediately -- or maybe just one giant one, jiggly with the warm broth that awaits you.
First, you carefully puncture the top with your straw, to cool it down and suck out some of the juices.
And then you go to town!
This is wrong on sooo many levels, but doesn't it look like utter perfection? Imagine this happening in your mouth!
Does this gorgeous foodporn make you furious?
I know, I know. You're not supposed to eat them this way.
This dumpling deserved so much better.
It's upsetting, really. But you can't deny how beautiful it looks.
Just, like, don't eat them that way, because those juices are supposed to burst in your mouth!
Ah, that's better ...
Perfection from start to finish.