This recipe is a multistage affair over several days. It is not very difficult to make, just a little time consuming but you will find the dumplings worthwhile. A kind of dim sum or snack item, as well as a kind of xiaochi or "small eat", Xiaolongbao is steamed bun (baozi) from eastern China, especially the regions of Shanghai and Wuxi. Din Tai Fung is an award-winning restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan which specializes in xiaolongbao. They have restaurants in several countries.