Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Shanghai Shanghai 上海上海南翔小籠


Continuing with my interest in trying a few food stalls at Aberdeen Centre, Shanghai Shanghai was my next choice after Yougo Chicken. I pretty much went for the usual and obvious, pan fried buns as well as the xiao long bao. When visiting a food stall, I try to sample only a few dishes just in case, well… none tastes good.


JUICY PORK BUNS ($5.50).
The xiao long bao looks… ugly and not fluffy, although to be fair, does not matter since you can see the juiciness from the exterior. Usually I like to take a small bite and to snap a photo of the juiciness but because the XLBs are not kept on the bamboo steamer, they got cold fast and dried up a bit. As for the pork, the meat tastes gritty, slightly stiff as well as chewy and not very good, some more fatty pork could have been used. These are actually quite a disappointment and tastes below average, despite having a thin layer of skin (which dries up and tastes hard when not eaten right away).

JUICY PAN FRIED PORK BUNS ($5.75). Oh man, these taste so much better. 10x better. The pan fried buns have a nice crisp bottom without too much grease and the pork tastes smooth, juicy and quite tasty, with a good amount of fatty pork mixed in. These are definitely a must order for those who want to grab a snack!

TOTAL: $11.80.

POSITIVES
- Pan fried pork dumplings are pretty good

NEGATIVES
- XLBs are not that great

LITTLE THINGS
- Not sure if I would revisit to try something new

Food: 2/5 (XLB), 3/5 (Pan fried dumplings)
Service: N/A

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