Every few days our team will scour Shanghai’s dining scene for scrumptious dishes that’ll fill your belly without emptying your savings. Not to discriminate, we’ll search everywhere from bicycle carts to chic venues with twenty-course tasting menus, knowing that any spot could have the next Dish of the Day.
Known primarily as a xiaolongbao hotspot, Fu Chun also serves flavorful noodle soups that’ll warm your wind-mauled face. Go for the yang rou la mian (20RMB), a steaming conglomeration of bone-in lamb cuts, thin noodles, cabbage, and beans.
It’s a simple layout but every element is done perfectly from the fall-of-the-bone lamb to the tightly-wound noodles which resist your chopsticks ever so slightly when you tug at them instead of breaking apart, indicating quality. The broth fully absorbs that pungent, oaky essence of lamb from the meat, and you’ll find yourself glugging it like gatorade after you’ve swooped up all the tasty tidbits. Enjoy.
Fu Chun – 650 Yuyuan Lu, near Zhenning Lu (愚园路650号, 近镇宁路). Tel: (0)21-6252-5117. Hours: 6:30am-midnight.
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