IMG_1013

New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, Ashfield

New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant on Urbanspoon

Ok, so this place is not to be confused with Shanghai Nights (next door) or Shanghai Dumpling (down the road) – they are all good, but this place is consistent and doesn’t have regular hygiene breaches!

When hungry, it’s good to order a shallot pancake to start with, as they’re super-quick and very very good. We always get an assortment of dumplings – steamed, boiled or fried, they’re all delicious – then douse them in delicious black vinegar and chilli. They’re amazingly good and amazingly good value at about $8 for a plate like this:

The traditional ‘northern style dry noodles’ are an unfamiliar combination of noodles, pork mince and shredded cucumber, but absolutely delicious. I don’t even like cucumber but I need to eat this every time I come here.

On my recent trip, I took the opportunity to try one of the dishes I’d heard was a specialty: Shanding Shredded Chicken with Garlic and Chilli. Oh. My. God. The chicken was flavoursome, succulent, indulgent and moist and crispy-skinned without feeling too fatty. A must try! Last, but certainly not least, the vegetables are scrumptious. Baby vegetables with garlic sauce is basically baby bok choy stir-fried in garlic and light soy, and the Chinese broccoli is steamed and topped with a traditional oyster sauce. Perfect.

About these ads

6 thoughts on “New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, Ashfield

  1. Pingback: Dumpling King, Newtown « Scoff & Quaff

  2. Pingback: Dumpling Sisters, Melbourne | Scoff & Quaff

  3. Pingback: HuTong Dumpling Bar, Melbourne | Scoff & Quaff

  4. Pingback: New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant, Ashfield | Scoff & Quaff

Leave happy thoughts or clever questions below!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s