Yang’s Fry Dumplings

Top choice dumplings in The Bund & People's Square

The city’s most famous place for sesame-seed-and-scallion-coated shēngjiān (生煎; fried dumplings) gets nil points for decor or service, but queues can stretch to the horizon as eager diners wait for scalding shēngjiān to be dished into mustard-coloured bowls. Watch out for boiling meat juices that unexpectedly jet down your shirt (and your neighbour’s). Per liǎng (两; four dumplings) ¥8.