Have you ever tried xiao long bao with lobster (龍蝦小籠包)? It is a new twist in the traditional dumpling filled with pork and a meat juice broth. They added chunks of lobster meat to the filling, and the result is an extra succulent burst of sea-sweetness. I heard radio commercials on A1 and had to try it. The restaurant is called A La Kitchen (阿拉廚房), located at Warden and Hwy 7, just south of First Markham Place.
This is not the first time seafood has been added to xiao long bao. Because of the proximity of Yangcheng Lake (陽澄湖 )to Shanghai, they have an abundance of very good quality crabs. That’s why there is also a pork and crabmeat version (蟹粉小籠包). No matter which version you try, note these two things: 1) be mindful of the soup inside! It can be really hot and it could squirt out, so either take a small bite on top and suck out the soup before putting the whole dumpling in your mouth, or wait till it cools slightly and put the whole thing in your mouth and close it before you bite down. 2) must use lots of the ginger-vinegar for the best taste! (I don’t know if the lobster version is a seasonal item or will be added to the menu permanently. If you are intrigued, I suggest you go try it soon.)
紅燒原條牛肋排 HKD $340 Braised then Grilled Beef Short Ribs. I have had this numerous times, and having dined at both outlets of 【Ye Shanghai 夜上海】 for so many years already.. I have to say it's hard to explain because half the Recipes here are still some of the best in HK for me, but some have deviated and became a hybrid between Shanghainese & Cantonese finally.. Possibly why it dropped from Michelin 2 🌟 to Michelin 1 🌟 in recent years. Albeit not unexpected to cater for the local or tourist crowd... For this Beef Short Rib recipe, I think it isn't as memorable and is too 1 dimensional tasting these days plain, it used to be better here at TST shop. Luckily, sister restaurant Deng G 鄧記 in Wanchai still serves to me personally the best Beef Short Rib recipe in town. It's well Caramelized, Fiery yet with Complexity with a Sichuan Twist, doesn't feel as Sous Vided as it can be mild.. Has it's own multiple Character. Wished their other shops at Ye Shanghai could make this to that outstanding quality too again..
Welcome to the Shanghai Tower, Shanghai China!⠀
The Shanghai Tower is a 632-metre, 128-story megatall skyscraper in Lujiazui, Pudong, Shanghai. It shares the record of having the world's highest observation deck within a building or structure at 562 m, and the world's second-fastest elevators at a top speed of 20.5 metres per second.⠀
Would you dare look over the edge?⠀
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China blue is the most stylish one among its sister restaurants. Shanghainese dishes have a particular taste in cooking: saucy but not heavy. The environment is with a 1920s vibes set up in an industrial warehouse, suddenly bring you back to the old time.
P.S: they have a great cocktail menu.