I probably would have forgotten the name of the restaurant had I not picked up a business card. It's not exactly the best for differentiating your business (not all of my Commerce knowledge from junior high school has escaped me).
I can just imagine a conversation...
"So which place did you eat at?"
"Umm... it was something to do with Shanghai"
(In fact, I actually started typing this up using the wrong restaurant name, thinking it was Shanghai Night instead; lucky I checked!)
All that aside, we stepped into the busy New Shanghai and waited for a small amount of time before we were seated. While we waited, we got a chance to see the dumplings being made through their open kitchen. It's definitely a winner way to get me on side when I'm eating out. The women were so deft and skilful, but I guess that's expected with their (most likely) years and years of practice.
Their pork xiao long bao was quickly devoured, no complaints. I don't recall there being much soup in comparison to others I've had.
I struggle to remember what was in the wontons - pork and something else? Either way, they were mini little bits of yum. I definitely ate my fair share of these.
These, I'm not exactly sure of what they're called, but they had a thicker encasing than I'd like. Perhaps they're meant to be like that?
We ordered two congees that night - one with fish and the other with century egg. Many of the adults commented that it was not as great as others and that it was a bit more bland. However, they also mentioned that this sort of congee is how it's meant to be - not necessarily bland and dull, but less flavourful than congees from other cuisines. I didn't mind too much; after the other dishes we had, it was nice to have something more 'light'.
I definitely want to come back to this stretch of road - actually, just Ashfield in general - to see what other tasty treats they have to offer. I've only visited one Shanghai - there's still more to explore!