Come hungry and slurp down a basket of Xia Long Bao, the signature dish at Chef Jimmy Li's ShangHai Taste. The dumplings mix a flavorful broth with a choice of fillings—pork, crab, shrimp or angus beef—with natural food colorings like carrot, bok choy, and squid ink used in the dough to help identify each one. Look at the kitchen window near the front entrance and you'll see the dumplings made by hand with a specific number of twists at the top. A wok-seared version—Sheng Jian—has a crispy bottom and mild flavor that pairs well with slippery, translucent bean noodles in a spicy beef curry soup. Overall, the restaurant's Shanghai cuisine tends to be on the sweeter side and delivers on bright flavors with a bread-like wheat gluten dish and traditional pork spare ribs served in small nugget-like pieces. Just put down the chopsticks and chew the meat right off the bone.
How to book: Call 702-570-6363 for reservations or to place an order for pickup or delivery.