Busy restaurateurs have been recently capitalizing on the recent craze over dumplinga, what with Din Tai Fung opening it's multiple franchises and the newly opened Mr Wong that's drawing in droves. For me, however, it's the forgotten street down Liverpool Road in Ashfield that needs the attention; all the Xiao Long Bao without the premium prices. Every third store (slight exaggeration) are Shanghainese Xiao Long Bao specialists. No foodie can possibly resist that treasure trove of goodness now there.
|Tofu with Chicken Mince on Rice 7.8|
|Xiao Long Bao 6.8|
|Steamed Xiao Long Bao with Crab 9.8|
|Pan Fried Pork Bun with Shallots 7.8|
Earlier in the week I met up with another hibernating blogger L and we were both keen on trying Shanghai Night. You can walk in and out with 10 dollars and still have change. We ordered a lot but I could have eaten a mature bear that day. Suffice to say, it didn't disappoint. Not at the prices they were charging and the goodness they were offering. And it's an opportunity to practice my mandarin. I was pretty decent as well, see L, I didn't embarrass us. Next on the list: New Shanghai.
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