Although often busy, this seriously cute little teahouse finds itself perched beside one of Sūzhōu’s most popular canalside streets, serving up excellent dumplings and delicate little morsels on small plates. The tearooms upstairs are more atmospheric. There are all sorts of bites, from pine nuts and pumpkin soup (¥6) to crab xiǎolóngbāo (steamed dumplings; ¥10 a portion). Picture menu.

Order by ticking what you want on a paper menu and handing it over.