An updated visit to Shanghai Home in Cloud Nine Mall, this time I brought along a friend to share my lunch.
上海人家 literally translates to Shanghainese home. The taste of each dish varies slightly from location to location based on the chef but the “midao” (Shanghainese for taste) is there. You can get authentic Shanghainese food without sacrificing taste, cleanliness and service, and at a reasonable price.
Steamed chicken with scallion oil 上海葱油鸡
I liked this classic appetiser. In fact I liked all steamed chicken dish, reminded me of home.
Steamed hairy crab 清蒸大闸蟹
We just had to have steamed hairy crab because it was in season. These were main 450g variety from Taihu Lake, value for money.
Oil fried river shrimp 油爆河虾
The shrimp was fried correctly, not oily but it was a bit too salty. We finished the dish nevertheless.
Sautéed gorgon fruits with alfalfa sprouts in yellow wine sauce 鸡头米草头
The previous few visits, we found the food a bit too sweet and asked for them to cut the sugar. And then this dish was just monotonously salty.
Fried vegetable rice with lard and salted pork 猪油咸肉菜炒饭
We were quite surprised by the size of this fried rice and were afraid we might not be able to finish it. But it was DELICIOUS! And we finished every grain of rice.
I am surprised I never wrote anything about Shanghai Restaurant 上海人家. It was one of the first restaurants I was acquainted with the first time I went to Shanghai in 1996.
And now it has become a chain restaurants, the food has become quite standard. The service, however, has improved tremendously.
Shanghai Home 上海人家 花样年华 (龙之梦店)
Date Visited : Dec 2020