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Wednesday, December 28, 2016


Thinking about the number of Dim Sum Places we had went in Johor Bahru and we decided to "refresh" our to go list with somewhere we have not been before. No doubt that D'Shanghai is also available in KSL City and Permas Jaya, we went to the one at Sutera Mall. Taking advantage of the attractive currency exchange rate, we planned to have some food in Johor while spending our time on a public holiday there no doubt there is additional charges required over the Customs now.

While walking to Sutera Mall, I bet that we won't miss out this oriental looking entrance painted in bright red. It looks grand and that's D'Shanghai. The place was quite crowded however, there were enough seats line up at the waiting area.

"Not Bad Eat" (Translated from Hokkien: Buay Pai Jiak) ! Sweet with marinates accentuating deep enough. I would say this was a perfect choice as I have been longing for "Paper Chicken" like this for some time.

Deep-Fired Chicken in Tin Foil 梧洲纸包鸡- RM 10.50
Porridge was smooth and awesome. Even though there was not too much of lean meat in in, the texture of the porridge standing alone is good. Pairing along with the bits of Century Eggs, shredded gingers had been placed in the porridge too,

Century Egg with Pork Porridge 皮蛋瘦肉粥 - RM 4.80
Generously soaked in the sauce and I'm simply addicted to the smooth rice rolls encasing the lean pieces of Char Siew. Fragrant and tasty, if I did not order this, I would have miss something good.

Steamed Char Siew Riced Rolls 广州叉烧肠粉- RM 6.50
Initially, I had given this dish alot of hope while browsing through the menu but in reality it was such a disappointment. The combination of meat floss, century eggs together with the sauce tasted not quite pleasant for me. The texture of the Tofu was not as smooth as what I would have expected.

Cold Tofu with Century Egg 皮蛋冰豆腐 - RM 7.80
There are 2 versions of Liu Sha Bao, the fried or the steamed version. It was not too fascinating as these buns seem to be run of the mill. More like those pre-packet item that you can easily get from the super market shelves.

Steamed Liu Sha Bao 皇朝流沙包 - RM 6.50
Simple with fish roes and not too oily.

"Siew Mai" Pork Dumpling 鱼子干蒸烧卖皇 - RM 5.20
Pretty ordinary for me. To eat or to skip, I will leave the decision to you.

D'Shanghai Prawn Dumpling 大上海虾饺皇 - RM 5.80
One of the recommended items by the Chef, Xiao Long Bao is good with tasty soup and as usual the fragile thin later of skin that needs us to be additional careful when picking them up from the tray. Taste wise, its of average and of course nothing comparable to Din Tai Fung's.

Signature Xiao Long Bao 灌汤小笼包- RM 5.20
It was supposed to come last when we have finished our meal. However, I guess our request was not taken into thus the mistake made. Nevertheless, the bowl of Hashima Dessert is tasty in its sweet red dates longans taste and in its chilled condition.

Hashima Red Lotus Soup 红莲雪蛤- RM 10.00
Overall, environment was good, spacious and cosy with friendly services. In fact, I felt quite comfortable as their ambience was good and embraced by elegant furnishings and with glass panels along the restaurant, the natural light coming into the restaurant makes me feel good. If you want to dine in air-conditioned place and in big groups, D'Shanghai will be for your consideration.

Location: Lot L1-501, Sutera Mall, No. 1 , Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor Bahru.

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