A Piece of Shanghai in Downtown Brooklyn

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Located in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn, Yaso Tangbao, which literally translates to "uncle's soup dumplings" fills a hole in the neighborhood's burgeoning dining scene. From regional treats such as drunken chicken to the classic xiaolongbao, this casual eatery provides easy access to authentic Shanghai street foods in an area that lacks options for well-prepared Chinese dining options. Started by a trio of Shanghai-born entrepreneurs mentored by Chef Zongxing Tu, a veteran who has been cooking Shanghainese specialities around the city for over 40 years, nearly everything on the menu summons up the streets of the Shanghai. Grab your chopsticks - we're off to the Pearl of the Orient:

Soup Dumplings
PorK And Blue Crab & Pork

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Calling all Brooklyn-based soup dumpling fanatics - the days of trekking to Chinatown and Flushing are over! Yaso Tangbao specializes in xiaolongbao, a type of soup dumpling filled with flavorful broth and chunks of meat. Here, each batch is freshly made and every dumpling has the perfect balance of thin doughy skin, rich delectable broth, and juicy pork filling. Dipped into a soy and vinegar sauce, these "pockets of heaven" are neither too greasy nor salty. Served piping hot and with a special spoon, these dumplings will surely become your go-to on rainy afternoons.

Garden Vegetable Dumplings

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Vegetarian and can't indulge in pork-filled xiaolongbao? Yaso Tangbao has your back. These bright green dumplings are so hearty and flavorsome that they will make you forget that they are, in fact, vegetarian-friendly. An order of these dumplings are sure to disappear as quickly as their meat-filled counterparts. Your meatless Mondays will quickly turn into meatless everyday.

Shanghai Cold Noodles

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Another Shanghai classic, these cold noodles are perfect for sharing when it's too warm outside for hot broth. At first glance, this unassuming pile of plain noodles topped with an assortment of vegetables does not seem particularly mouthwatering, but don't judge a book by its cover. The noodles are covered in the perfect amount of sauce and the vegetables provide just the right level of crunch. Upon mixing and your first bite, don't be surprised if you end up slurping the bowl away.

Braised Beef Noodle Soup

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On gloomy afternoons, there is nothing better than a bowl filled with delectable broth, chunks of meat, and hearty noodles - what we like to call, the ultimate Chinese comfort food. Packed with braised beef and chopsticks-ful of noodles, the Braised Beef Noodle Soup is definitely a must-try from the menu at Yaso Tangbao and is one of our favorites.

Braised Pork Meatballs Over Rice with Eggs

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Whoever says no to pork meatballs and rice has not tried the dish at Yaso Tangbao. These decently-sized meatballs are juicy, packed with flavor, and balanced out by their rice and vegetable accompaniments. The perfectly cooked fried egg, which helps to bring the dish together, is simply the icing on the cake - yolk porn, anyone?


Yaso Tangbao
148 Lawrence St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
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