New Shanghai seems to be everywhere in Sydney these days. No longer just the domain of Ashfield, it's easy to get a Shanghainese dumpling fix almost anywhere, and New Shanghai in Chatswood is a great option to refuel when you are all shopped out.
Service is efficient - sit down, order and food comes out quickly.
One entree I do always tend to order is the shallot pancake. Deep fried and fragrant with shallots, it always kick starts the appetite for the meal to come.
Drunken chicken served with cold noodle
Decided to branch out and order a cold noodle dish instead of the usual stir-fried Shanghainese noodles. This was a subtle and fairly light dish. I loved the generous serving of cucumber which was very refreshing when mixed in with the chicken, sauce and noodles.
Shredded pork stir fry with peking sauce and steamed buns
Tasty, though the buns weren't quite large enough to hold the filling properly, making it a messy ordeal.
Pan fried dumplings
Pan fried dumplings go down a treat and are a must order (along with xiao long bao)
The lines do get a little crazy come lunch time, so I like to either venture in early or late - easy to do if like me, you keep odd eating hours during the weekend.