Add:105 Shaanxi Rd N.
Time:7am-10am, 10:30am-1:30pm, 2pm-6:30pm
Credit Cards Accepted
English Service Available
These are two breakfast favorites at 88-year-old Meixin Snacks on Shaanxi Road N., which serves around 1,000 diners for breakfast and lunch every day. Shanghai and Ningbo dishes are the specialty.
It's not romantic, but it has a warm, homey feel.
The savory dumpling soup for 10 yuan contains pork and mixed greens including shepherd's purse and pork. The soup is very thick. Dumpling skins are smooth and elastic.The spicy noodles with pork, also 10 yuan, is topped with tasty pepper sauce.
Also popular are the tang yuan (汤团) or glutinous rice balls, a typical Ningbo snack that is a must-have for the Lantern Festival during the Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations. The round shape symbolizes family reunion.
Sweet rice dumplings are made of black sesame, sugar and sweet osmanthus and savory dumplings are made with pork and dried shrimp. Uncooked dumplings can be ordered by those who want to cook them at home.