bite me carefully




Virginia Heffernan's article in the New York Times this weekend about xiaolongbao, or Chinese soup dumplings, made me wonder: Here in Orlando, where can I risk steam burns and mouth scars for the sheer joy of spurty pork-broth-filled buns?

Turns out I'm in luck; Eastern Pearl, up in Altamonte Springs, has soup dumplings on the menu. (Emeril's serves something called French Onion Soup Dumplings, which, OK, haha: FUSION, but I'm talking about the real Shanghai surprise.)

Watch this irritatingly un-embeddable video to avoid steam burns and scalded tongues.