Now to continue on with the Chinese Food Court theme (see previous post), the other shop I got to sample was Shanghai Shanghai. I don't know squat about Chinese food so I go with whatever my parents introduce me to...if I like it, that's a different story. One of the other places my parents like to frequent after their walks is Shanghai Shanghai.
The shao long bao are made fresh, front, and centre for all to see.
The luo buo shi bing (white radish pastries) were quite large compared to what I've eaten.
I don't know why I turned them upside down for the photo....they looked really round.
Inside the white radish were coursely shredded, much more so than what I've sampled in the past. They tasted pretty good though, regardless.
Of course, what Shanghainese meal would be complete without a couple of shao long bao?
These little suckers were packed with soup/liquid pork fat. And surprisingly delicious for food court food....better than some restaurants I've been to.
Shie ke huang...I don't have a clue how you'd say it in English. It's a sweet pastry with sesame seeds on top (duh).
Inside is just sugar and maybe lard. I usually have the frozen ones you take home and bake in your toaster oven. When the sugar melts and leaks out, then caramalizes, it's like heaven. These ones probably could have spent a bit more time in the oven (for my personal tastes).
Shanghai Shangha is cheap....dirt cheap considering what you get. I can't say much about the service because my dad went to pick up the food, but I'd definitely want to eat the food from here again....only, I never, ever want to drive through Aberdeen's parking lot again.