Our favourite "sheng jian" shop is Yang's Dumpling. It is a popular chain found in many malls.
We usually order their springy mung bean noodles (粉丝) to go with the fried dumplings.
Springy and chewy mung bean noodles with fishballs, tofu puffs and black fungus
Sheng jian with crunchy, golden-brown top and sesame-seeds-covered bottom
I don't like the thick dumpling skin but I like the meat filling. Mummy doesn't eat meat so she eats the dumpling skin and I eat the filling :)
The kitchen is just beside the dining area and from the large glass window, we can see how the kitchen helpers work with their fast, skillful and efficient hands! (This photo was taken from the take-out counter beside the glass window)
A slightly different version of sheng jian from another shop... with black sesame seeds
Here's something not related to sheng jian but it is quite uniquely China...
Red dates yoghurt ;)
Surprisingly, it tastes really good! Both daddy and mummy love it but not me. I still prefer mine plain or fruit-flavoured :)