For a feel of eating a rustic hawker style Shanghainese fare, we ventured out to Chatswood Chase's New Shanghai.
|New Shanghai Xiao Long Bao - Steamed mini pork bun|
|Pan fried pork dumpling|
|Drunken chicken - Chicken soaked in Chinese wine with herb & spice|
Deep fried pastry filled with shallot & ham, & coated with sesame
|Si Chuan style sauce stir fried with pork mince served with dry-noodle|
Stir fried Chinese rice cake with Shepherd's purse & shredded pork
At least the Rice Cake dish was a better distribution of flavour, but it was a delicate dish with subtle flavours, reminding me that the Eastern Chinese provinces are far less generous with spices as the Southern counterparts where we hail from.
I have never been to Shanghai before and so whilst this place was believable in its authencity, I really am no authority on this subject. What we all agreed on however was that the place was really good value for spend and the food, whilst lacking in presentation, was good for its taste. Do go if you are ever in the vicinity.