Restaurant was flipped in June, dumplings and xiao long bao all now “bought”, but the kitchen is serious about Shanghainese classics, as demonstrated by the new Chinese name and the Shanghainese menu that moves the “mian” dishes towards the rear.
There are apparently three ti pang/pork knuckle (pump) offerings. This one pounder is the “small” at $10, and it is a solid rendition. The skin was not too gelatinous, with the fat mostly rendered off, and the flesh was tender, but not mush, with the sauce not sickeningly sweet. Seeing Lake Spring is a mere shadow of its former self, Tasty XXX House, with its staff full of friendly Shanghaiers, is a great alternative to the Sichuan invasion.
Meal for 2 fams clocks in at ~$60, with leftovers, naturally. YMMV on the BYO.
621 W Main St