Did you know that in Spain, if you want Xiao Long Bao, you order up some “Bruce Lee”? (Well, “xiao long” in simplified Chinese can be misread as “little dragon” and Bruce Lee’s professional name was “Li Xiao Long” so…)
The link below delivers an interesting little treatise on the origins and the four main styles of XLB: Nanxiang, Wuxi, Changzhou and Nanjing. (For reference, Din Tai Fung serves the Nanjing Tang Bao style.)
It’s nicely illustrated, partially because of two photos by (ahem) me, one of the XLB at Fu Chun Xiaolong and the other of diners at Shang Wei Guan (mis-attributed to “culture trip”), both taken in Shanghai.