Expert advice: How to eat a soup dumpling

  • This soup dumping method ensures no one gets hurt, and you won’t waste any precious hot soup. (Dreamstime/TNS)

We’ve all seen it happen. The steamer basket of xiao long bao arrives at the table. Your one friend with no patience reaches in, scoops up a dumpling and eagerly plops the entire thing into his mouth. Scalding hot soup squirts from the dumpling, injuring your friend and anyone sitting within dumpling-squirt radius at the table.