Sunday, 25 August 2013

New Shanghai - Chatswood, Sydney

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.

Shallot pancake

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. 

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Vivian - vxdollface said...

yum! i love that peanut sesame sauce on those cold noodles

Sherrie Huang said...

Can't go past pan-fried dumplings!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Yum i can never resist shallot pancakes either!

Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

I've found the ashfield branch to be a hit and miss with the shallot pancakes.. but their dumplings are always spot on! Love new shanghai!!!

Kay HermosaVogue said...

I absolutely love New Shanghai!! I usually stick to the dumplings though :(

missklicious said...

Viv - It's so refreshing on a hot day!

Sherrie - They are up there with my favourite menu item at a shanghainese restaurant!

Helen - So nice when it's done well! So crispy and fragrant.

Tina - Oh no, it's annoying when there is no consistency between branches

Kay - I usually order noodles and dumplings to share if it's between 2, more people means the ability to order more dishes and try new things!

MAB vs Food said...

Oh yes I love a flaky shallot pancake. And drunken chicken is a fave of mine too :9

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Shanshan Lam said...

shallot pancakes are always one of my must haves! love drowning it a puddle of vinegar!

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