麟笼坊, Lin Long Fang, is Jia Jia’s sister restaurant and is located away from the CBD, close to Xintiandi. You wouldn’t really know it though – until you get inside.
The setup inside is the same. Pay at the door, see them make Xiao Long Bao, get a place to sit. It’s just different materials for walls, tables, etc. Menu is similar. Today, a bunch of different ones. Pork, Prawn, Egg Yolk, Crab, etc. First is original Pork. Excellent! I found this better than Jia Jia. Prawn and Pork. Awesome.Maybe it’s just that it’s not hectic and not in Nanjing Lu and People’s Square that makes this place more relaxed, the Xiao Long Bao taste better, etc.
But, I prefer this over Jia Jia. I’ll go to the less populated one to eat this any day.