Everyone recognizes a good xiaolongbao when they have one. You know that taste of the hot soup that gushes out as you bite into the soft flesh of the dumpling? Yeah, that. The quintessence of quality xialongbao. But for those who have yet to be enlightened by such a delectable wonder, it’s time to make your way to Jooo’s Dimsum (those three O’s aren’t a typo JUST in case you were wondering). Although humble in appearance, the shop fills up quickly with office workers scrambling for their lunch break as the clock strikes noon. Don’t be alarmed if you have to wait in line to get your hands on these dumplings. Luckily, we went around 1pm as well as on a rainy day, so it was perfect. Just look at that bad boy perched ever so smugly on top of the ladle with the ginger sidekick. This shrimp shumai was some next level stuff. Shumai (or shaomai) are pork dumplings, and this one was lavished with some meaty crab flesh on top, and a shrimp piece sandwiched in between with the pork underneath. How could one possibly pass up the opportunity to eat this? I was also very impressed with the Sichuanese-style dandan noodles. The soup was on point with the chili oil soup and of course, the peanut sauce awaiting at the bottom to be stirred along with the rest of the crew. Looks can be deceiving, but this soup is not even close to spicy for those who can’t handle the spice like me. And of course, the best part about Jooo’s Dimsum is the affordable price. You don’t have to blow your money away on something that you could get at such a good price with uncompromising quality.
You dim sum, you lose sum.
LOCATION: Gangnam-gu, Sinsa-dong 540-15
STORE HOURS: 11:30AM-9:30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Lunch Break 3PM-5PM