Rainbow foods usually seem like a gimmick, but at Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao in Flushing, they represent six different delicious flavors of soup dumplings.
Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao—named after the Nan Xiang County of Shanghai, China where “soup dumplings” (or xiao long bao) originated—first opened in Flushing, Queens in 2006. It closed in the summer of 2019 to move locations, and reopened in November of that year in a new spot at One Fulton Square in Flushing.
Long known for their incredible soup dumplings (they’ve been selected as Michelin-recommended Shanghainese food for nine consecutive years), their new location also included some menu upgrades, like these pretty, pastel-colored soup dumplings!
They are called the steamed “Lucky Six Soup Dumplings.” The flavors include the signature (pork), crab meat and pork, black truffle, Chinese squash, Chicken, and Foie Gras (seasonal special) according to their Facebook page.
The new location also features an open kitchen where you can watch the dumplings being hand-wrapped every day. It can seat 150 diners.
The bilingual staff makes sure that both local Chinese immigrants who are craving authentic Northern Chinese food, Jiangsu & Zhejiang cuisine are accommodated as well as western diners who are just discovering the cuisine.
Where: 3916 Prince St. #104 (One Fulton Square), Flushing, NY
Hours: Sun-Thurs 9AM~12AM Fri-Sat 9AM~1AM
featured image source: Facebook / Nan Xiang Xiao Long Bao