Da Chun, Shanghai

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Da Chun

71 Yunnan Nan Lu, near Jinling Dong Lu

Shanghai, China

6311 5177

Da Chun Shanghai exterior decor

Why did we dine here? – Da Chun is an old school Sheng jian bao restaurant. We love Yang’s Dumplings (Xiao Yang) and try to eat there everytime we visit Shanghai, but made sure we visit the harbinger of this genre. This restaurant has several locations, yet we chose the Da Shi Jie outpost as it is supposed to be the best.

Da Chun Shanghai interior decor

Interior Decor

Insider Tip – Stick to the Sheng jian bao, ignore other items like soup. Bring a drink.

Cuisine – Shanghai Chinese
Location – Shanghai Huangpu District
Opened – 1950

Service – Da Chun is an order, pay then pickup spot. Not much service action here.
Verdict – Da Chun

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Metro Line 8 Da Shi Jie Stop

Is this restaurant worth a 5 minute drive? Yes. 30 minute? Yes. 1 Hour? Yes.

Da Chun Shanghai Sheng jian bao kitchen

Da Chun Signature Dishes – Sheng Jian Bao

Da Chun’s Menu has just 5 items. Pork Sheng Jian Bao or Pork Sheng Jian Bao are the 2 you should order.

Da Chun Food Picks:

Da Chun Shanghai Sheng jian bao1

Pork Sheng Jian Bao (RMB¥6/4 pieces) had four hot, good sized pieces. These are pretty hearty, you can easily chow 4 down. The tops are white, bready, soft, while the bottoms are golden brown and crisp. Actually it could be the bottom or side.. These have not much soup unlike Yangs. Da Chun’s are also thicker skinned.

The meat has a meaty sweet tint to it. There is chili in the vinegar soy sauce dip, so beware. The dip really goes well with these awesome dumplings.

We asked an older couple if they liked Da Chun or Yang’s. They said it was a matter of personal preference, one liked this spot, the other liked Yangs. We ignored the pork shrimp combo version.

OK: (Order if you like this dish)
None

Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)
None

Do you agree with our review? Have you found other similar restaurants that are better?

Da Chun Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Average)
Value Rating: (Excellent)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:No
Attire:Casual
Parking:Street
Reservations:Yes

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