Wang Jia Sha, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
The one thing I love about Taikoo Shing is that there are a lot of restaurants nearby, the bad thing are that most of the restaurants are chains and not all of them are that fantastic! So even though there are a lot of restaurants to choose from, we still tend to go to Tin Hau, Tai Hang, or even Causeway Bay to eat. It was pouring one weekend, and thought we would stay in the area and try one of the restaurants in City Plaza. One of them being Wang Jia Sha, a Shanghainese restaurant.
The restaurant was quite big and there are four branches across Hong Kong. ‘The Mother’ couldn’t go past the xiao long bao, it was a decent size, bigger than the ones you get at Din Tai Fung or Crystal Jade. I thought the skin was a bit thick. It’s all about the skin isn’t it? The inside wasn’t too bad but I still prefer the ones at Din Tai Fung, Paradise Dynasty or Crystal Jade.
The sweet and sour pork glistened. It was surprisingly better than I had anticipated. Crunchy and the pork were quite tender.
‘The Mother’ also wanted the pan-fried dumplings, explosives and can burn your mouth if you are not careful. I, unfortunately, burnt my mouth with all the soup inside but it was worth it. This was definitely much better than the xiao long bao.
The smoked duck was a generous serving. I thought the duck meat was too salty, and the duck was a little dry. Had it been tender and less salty, I think it would be a very dish! One of our favourites if it’s done correctly.
Service was polite and friendly. Most of the waitresses kept Dragon entertained which was nice. She did enjoy the pan-fried dumplings, only the bun not the inside unfortunately – more for us I guess.
Food was ok, I think I prefer Crystal Jade or Din Tai Fung.
GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10
Wang Jia Sia
Shop No.101, 1/F, Cityplaza II
18 Taikoo Shing Road
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong
Ph: +852 2560 3668