Monday, January 21, 2013

New Shanghai, Ashfield

Sunday family fun day! I think I wormed the idea of pan-fried buns into each member of my family's heads after I continually stated how much I really, really wanted them the other day. Next minute, we found ourselves at our local newly renovated New Shanghai for lunch on Sunday. Business there is doing well, and we had to wait in line for around 15 minutes before we were seated.

Stir-fried Chinese rice cake with shredded pork and vegetable in XO sauce, $10.80
I grew up eating rice cake, and I absolutely love how there's a bite to them. The XO sauce was delicious and this definitely ended up being one of our favourites.

Deep-fried calamari coated with salted duck yolk, $18.80
If there's one thing I love, it's salted duck yolk. I know a lot of people aren't fan of the duck yolks that are in moon cakes, but I find them so tasty! So when I saw this on the menu, I knew I had to order it. The salted duck yolk definitely added richness to what already was a rich dish. Tasty but I think this dish is best shared because of its heaviness ;)

Shanghai spring roll, $6.80
On the quest to find Sydney's best spring rolls. Alas, these were not meant to be. They were ok, but I don't think they have anything on the ones from Kwok Do in Burwood!

Deep-fried pastry filled with white shredded radish, dried shrimp & shallot, $8.80
I think we went a bit overboard with the deep-fried dishes... But my sister has an obsession with these so it had to be done! I'm normally impartial to these radish dimsims, but even I have to admit New Shanghai does them pretty well!

New Shanghai pan-fried pork buns, $8.80
This what what I was waiting for! But I think due to the rush that is lunch hour, the bottoms of these buns were nowhere near as caramelised as I would have normally liked :( Which was quite the disappointment. I've had them before at the Chatswood branch and they were great so I think we just got a bad batch!

Pan-fried pork dumpling, $8.00
These dumplings however, had a beautiful crunchy bottom! And they skin was thin, yet not thin enough so that they would crack and all the soup would leak out. You are no pan-fried bun, but you dumplings will have to do for today.

Mini pork wonton soup (short soup), $4.80
With all the greasiness that came with the dishes we ordered, my parents decided we needed some soup to help break through all that oil. Definitely loved the soup! Though do I really want to know how much sodium is in it? Probably not!

New Shanghai
273 Liverpool Rd
Ashfield, NSW, 2131

Opening Hours
Open daily from 10:00am - 10:00pm

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  1. I love New Shanghai, can't believe it took me so long to get my butt there. Love those rice cakes, the pan fried pork buns and you should try their beijing style prok ribs. SO GOOD!

    1. The rice cakes and pan-fried goodies are just too damned addicting aren't they? :D Oooh yes, we were so tempted to order the Beijing style pork ribs but we were all far too incredibly full to stuff anything else in, let alone meat! :( I definitely think I'll get myself a plate of those ribs next time ;)

  2. I am not a huge fan of the yolks in a moon cake but in a batter is another story. They add so much creamy, salty flavour! :D

    1. I think any batter that is deep-fried becomes pretty damn awesome ;)

  3. Just got back from dinner here tonight. We had the shallot pancake which I love along with the rice cake in your top photo. We tried the salted duck yolk with tofu last visit - I couldn't even finish one mouthful (I think it must be the sort of thing you love when you grow up eating it)??

    1. Ooh yes shallot pancakes are one of my favourite things to eat! :D I haven't tried the ones from New Shanghai but looks like I gotta order that next time (: Hm, salted duck yolk might be one of those things that you love only if you grew up eating it - it's probably like those black century eggs! I know some people hate them, but I love those too :D

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  5. MMM! A New Shanghai just opened up here in brissy - definitely have to check it ooooout.

    1. Oh wow New Shanghai is expanding to Brisbane too?? That's exciting to hear! I hope you enjoy the food!!

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