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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shanghai Delight

My last visit apparently was not ideal as I had a bad encounter with their fried Shanghai Rice Flour Cake. I was somehow being convinced by my dinner kaki to try them again and I was told that I had chosen a wrong dish the other time.

Menu of Shanghai Delight at Jurong Point Kopitiam
I played safer this time round by ordering something most of the diners had. I had a bowl of braised beef La mian, believed to be served in the shanghai style with black soy broth added with their freshly handed pulled La Mian. Vegetables were added but it was not that pleasing as what we were given was somewhere near to the vegetables' butt.

Braised Beef La Mian - $5.50
The soup was diluted but tasty, filled with the Shanghainese braised aroma. However, I'm still used to our local braised herb and spices fragrance in the soup. Beef was thinly sliced and infused with their kind of braised aroma. It was hard in texture unlike what we had in a normal hawker braised beef noodles soup.

Braised Beef
Often, we will link La Mian with Xiao Long Bao. Following the normal style, we had a tray of steamed dumplings. It was not stated if these lovely Baos had undergone 18 folds on the skin, their texture was doing average, not too thick and I will say not too thick. The fillings were encased in these translucent skin but did not wrap up too well in my opinion as the pleat was not beautifully done.

Steamed Dumplings - $5
Taste on the other hand was on the average too. It did not have distinctive taste nor will it fill you with the wow and satisfying ooze of the "Soup" in it.

Dumplings Aka Xiao Long Bao
Overall, if you have more to spend, I'm sure there will be more satisfaction archived from the Chinese Restaurants in the Mall.

Rating: 3 / 5

Shanghai Delight
Location: Jurong Point, 1 Jurong West Central 2 #03-42 , Singapore  648886