This question has been coming up a lot over the past few months. As such we thought it was time to put together the following list. If you’re looking for xiao long bao in Utah – aka soup dumplings – these are the places you need to visit
This Woods Cross based Chinese restaurant is one of the first places we send folks looking for the soupy treat. Boba World is a modest mom and pop spot, that’s home to some absolutely stunning (and authentic) Chinese cuisine. Amongst the menu of deliciously fat, home spun noodles, you will find great soup dumplings.
Located in the Avenues, just a few blocks North of downtown Salt Lake City is another little spot that specializes in this dish. Alongside the xiaolongbao are a range of other dumplings and dim sum, not least plenty of home cooked rice and noodle bowls with a Sichuan bent.
As you might guess from the name, this Cantonese spot is located in South Salt Lake’s Chinatown complex – home to an array of fabulous food. On a menu with plenty of delicious dim sum you will find soup dumplings here.
Check out any number of the great Chinese supermarkets across the Wasatch Front and more than likely – you will find xiaolongbao in the freezer section of the store. While these might not be as perfect as freshly made and steamed dumplings from a restaurant, there’s no beating the convenience of having this fun treat direct from your own freezer on demand.
Sadly at this time, Utah does not have a location of the Din Tai Fung chain. This restaurant specializes in dumplings of soupy variety and has a number of locations in neighboring Western states like Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington. We’ve got all our fingers crossed that Din Tai Fung make their way to Utah in time – if they do – we’ll let you know!