When I first heard about this item it is not a stretch to say it changed my life.

I started seeing posts everywhere about this item called 'Xiaolongbao' or soup dumplings and when I finally had it in Austin I was hooked.

Back in April 2023, I did an article pleading for someone to serve them in Lubbock and they finally answered my call.

Lubbock has so many good Asian places. We had plenty of places that have dumplings just not any with soup options until now.

If you don't know Chinese Soup Dumplings, or xiaolongbao (小笼包), "are perhaps the most perfect single bite of food ever conceived by man. This tantalizing, dreamy snack is probably the most famous dish to come out of the Jiangnan region of China. It is often associated with the city of Shanghai (the largest city in the region by population, and also the largest city in all of China.) They are steamed dumplings consisting of a paper-thin wrapper enveloping a seasoned pork filling and hot, flavorful soup. New and modern versions may also contain other types of meat, seafood, or vegetarian fillings.

I have had them a couple of places outside of Lubbock, they have kind of popped up everywhere. If you have never had one you really are missing out.

Finally, Fun Noodle Bar in Lubbock is serving them and they were so good we had to get a second order.

They have so much flavor and it is like a little surprise inside of them. They make their noodles and dough in-house so you know it is made fresh daily which I love. You can even watch them make it at the restaurant.

I think everyone in Lubbock would love them if they hadn't tried them. Give it a shot! There are recipes out there for me to make them but I know I wouldn't do a great job. (I have bought the frozen ones but they aren't the same.

Fun Noodle Bar is located at 6816 Slide Rd Ste 8, Lubbock, TX 79424. (The shopping center with Hobby Lobby.)

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