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New Shanghai, Ashfield

It has certainly has been a very long time since my last visit to New Shanghai, which is right next door to the Shanghai Nights – one of my favourite dumpling places in Sydney. It was a family dinner and I suggested this place. It was a busy Saturday evening, thankfully it wasn’t a long wait – 5 minutes or so, which isn’t too bad.

We started with the steamed oysters with vermicelli, fried onions, shallots and XO sauce ($3.80 each). I love XO sauce and I love steamed oysters so these were superb! The oysters are deliciously huge, plump and oh so wonderful.

New Shanghai pan-fried pork bun ($8.80). Slightly pan-fried and sprinkled with black sesame seed, these pork bun are absolutely fantastic! I forgot how ‘juicy’ they were! Explosive and hazardous! I think we all squirted the juice across the table.

The shallots pancake ($4.80) I thought was a major disappointment. A little dry, thick and too doughy!

The famous xiao long boa ($6.80), my favourite. I had to make sure that they were cool before popping the whole thing in my mouth. The broth sweet and flavoursome and eaten with vinegar and chili – scrumptiously good!

Fujian rice ($12.80) was a favourite amongst the diners. Pork, mushroom, carrots, peas on a bed of rice.

The deep fried yellow croaker with sweet and sour sauce ($22.80) with generous servings of prawns was another favourite of ours. The crispy skin, the fish was tender and succulent and I love the sweet and sour sauce.

My brother F couldn’t go past the deep fried crab with yolk of salt egg. I love yolk of salt egg, the saltiness, the creaminess, oh so addictive! The crab itself I thought was ordinary, a little dry and not so juicy, but its the sauce that I love.

We did order all that, however, we didn’t manage to finish it all, we took the fujian rice home which the family ate the next day.

Can you believe that the week after, my brother, F, wanted to go back? So we did… Round two!

We had originally wanted to try Shanghai Night but that was uber busy that we went back to New Shanghai.

Deep fried dumplings pork and coriander ($8.80) were good but I definitely prefer the xiao long bau or the pan-fried dumplings. The skin I thought was a little thick and not so very juicy.

Special spice crispy duck ($15.80) was scrumptiously tasty. Luscious duck meat with crispy skin – we fought for every single piece.

Deep fried crispy skin chicken with special sauce ($13.80) was another favourite amongst the diners. Crispy thin skin, succulent chicken meat with slightly sweet sauce.

Sweet and sour pork ($13.80) was definitely my favourite! The pork tender and juicy, the sweet and sour sauce delish! Not too sweet and sickly, which meant that Dad could eat a little more of it.

Deep fried bean curd coated with salted duck egg yolk ($13.80), similar to the crab, I think we can all safely say that this was probably better than the crab. More enjoyable and easier to eat. The pastry crispy and the tofu, soft and melted in your mouth. Not only that, but salted duck egg yolk – doubly YUM!

Stir fried handmade noodles with pork and vegetables ($8.80) was good but lacked a little something – vinegar and chili! F thinks that the handmade noodles at Sea Bay is probably tastier.

It just occurred to me that we ordered everything deep fried! It was good though and I have to say, we did order well! Two weeks in a row, can we make it three weeks in a row? F probably could, but I definitely need something different!

I love family gathering, family dinner, no doubt I really enjoyed this one!

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10

New Shanghai

273 Liverpool Road

Ashfield 2131

Ph: +61 2 9797 7274

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  1. August 9, 2011 at 5:07 am

    I really like this place, all my favourites are there, especially the pan fried pork buns they look so good.

  2. August 9, 2011 at 7:18 am

    So much fried goodness! My sister refuses to let us order fried when we all get together. Lucky for us she lives in WA…bwahaha!

  3. August 9, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Mmm, deep fry… lol – sometimes it’s just what appeals to you, though I normally tack on a vegetable dish out of guilt…

    • August 9, 2011 at 10:54 pm

      lol hey tina, we usually do order some veggies to ‘balance’ it off but we have ordered so much that we really couldnt fit any veggies!

  4. August 9, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I have only been to the Chatswood chase and Lemon grove branches and have always been happy with the food, especially the braised beef noodles soup which is deliciously good.

    • August 9, 2011 at 10:55 pm

      hey chopinandmysaucepan i love the braised beef noodles too but its the dumplings…. my weakness!

  5. August 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    It must be pretty delicious since your brother requested for round 2, lol. The Fujian rice looks sumptuous and being a rice eater myself, I would definitely go for it if I stop by. Oh the crispy chicken made me automatically hungry. Now, I kind of missed eating chicken.

    Thanks for posting this – I’m gonna grab some chicken first and then will include this restaurant on my to-visit list 😀

    • August 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      hey there! ya it is pretty tasty… everything on the menu is pretty good and if u love dumplings, then this is the place to go!

  6. August 22, 2011 at 4:52 am

    I’m very loyal to Shanghai Nights – been going there for years now – but may one day be tempted to go to New Shanghai based on your review!

    • August 22, 2011 at 5:10 am

      I havent been to shanghai nights in ages so definitely keen to go back too! love dumplings!

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