Freshwater crabmeat dumplings (12 for Y48) — which I expected to be the "soup dumplings" I've enjoyed in New York — were thick-skinned, stiff, and not as juicy as I hoped. The "famous Yangzhou 'soup-in-dumpling' " with crabmeat (Y20) was so large and soupy, by contrast, that it flattened under its own weight. Indeed, I was presented one straw with my glass of gooseberry juice (Y16) and another with the soup dumpling! That said, the broth inside was good, not transcendent. The juiciest, best-filled dumplings I've found in Shanghai remain the four-for-Y3 items at Yang's Fry-Dumpling.
211 Tianyueqiao Lu, Shanghai
(one of several locations)