Posted by KB on March 18, 2011
We’ve been fans of dumpling professionals New Shanghai since we had a chance to check out their Chatswood restaurant, but their new outlet at Bondi Junction means those south of the Bridge can get a piece of the action too.
And starting March 21st (that’s next week people), Mondays through Fridays from 6-7pm will be dumpling happy hour, with all dumplings on the menu half price. Which means you can eat twice as many.
New Shanghai are known for their pan-fried pork dumplings (pictured), a crispy, chewy dumpling skin with a pork and broth filling, but in the interests of letting you know exactly what’s on offer, we thought we’d give the rest a sample too.
Coming up trumps was the classic combo of pork and chives, but we also doff our hats to New Shanghai for less encountered flavour combinations such as lamb and leek, chicken and celery and beef and coriander. And as a pleasant surprise for vegetarians, the vegetable dumplings here actually contain plenty of greenery.
New Shanghai Bondi is on Level 5 of the Westfield Bondi Junction.
Dumpling happy hour is 6-7pm M-F for a limited time. So get in there.
Posted by KB on July 27, 2010
There is something you should know about New Shanghai: it’s in a food court. But please, oh please don’t let that put you off. I’m not going to say that the food makes up for the location, because it doesn’t need to.
New Shanghai has taken a corner of Chatswood Chase, put some walls around it and created a glossy vision of 1930s Shanghai last seen in Hollywood. It’s a sea of red and black that evokes an (albeit clean) authentic Shanghai street, right down to the cobblestone floor and the pushbike resting against the front door.
The menu (a large paper number which doubles as our placemat for the evening) is divided up into cold dishes, dim sim, noodles & rice, and main dishes. A friend has told us we must try the New Shanghai pan-fried pork bun (the restaurant’s specialty), but the waitress is so persuasive in her suggestions that we end up ordering the pan-fried pork dumplings.More...