Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Dim Sum at Shanghai 10

Last Sunday, the siblings and I, along with a couple of attachments, went for lunch at Shanghai 10. We were going to go check out the K residence show unit which is why we ended up eating at Avenue K. Its possibly even more depressing than Summit Subang. Summit may be run down, but it was bustling with people at least. Avenue K is like an enormous art gallery with no art and no people. Such a shame really since it is a lovely space. The only part that is busy in the whole entire mall is on the upper? Or was it lower? Anyway at the upper or lower concourse where all the affordable restaurants are located. It is here you will find KGB (Kim Gary Beyond, beyond what exactly?), Hainan Kitchen, a japanese restaurant that I can't remember the name of and Shanghai 10. I have heard mix reviews about this place. My brother comes here to eat often as he works around the area. He said it was not bad and quite cheap. Can't really go wrong then...

We ordered spicy pan fried cheung fun which was surprisingly bland. It was very spicy but tasteless otherwise. After we doused it with some soy sauce and vinegar, it tasted much better! The siew long pow was quite good. The skin was not too thick but thick enough to contain the lovely soup within. We also ordered deepfried beancurd skin stuffed with squid and cheese which was yummy but shockingly oily. When I lifted it from the place, oil splashed onto the plate. Yes, actually splash, not drip. It was enough to turn me off lunch completely. There were some avocado buns (no avocado in sight), deepfried prawn dumplings, royal bridge biscuit (not nearly as nice as Shanghai at JW Marriot), char siu pow and panfried pork dumplings. The bill came up to be RM115 for the six of us. It was cheap I guess but my gripe about this place is the msg. I was so thirsty after lunch. I doubt I will come back again. At least not to the one in Avenue K anyway. The K residence show unit was impressive. You want a view of the KLCC? Well, talk about up close and personal! The view here is unlike any of the other developments around KLCC park. At RM1200+ psf, it better be!! I especially like the wraparound balconies. Wah, damn lunsi!

8 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of Shanghai 10. Am more interested in K residence...must go and check out the wraparound balcony! hehe!

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  2. This is where Chef Loong (of former SS2 Chef Loong) is. Chef Loong SS2 food standard has dropped since he left. And now that Chef Loong has gone on to something bigger, maybe too big like Shanghai 10, the food quality here is also compromised. Chef Loong should go back to SS2! Ha ha ha....

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  3. The quality is dropping for this place esp after the expansion. My friend had a bit of ruckus at the Bangsar one which was not a pretty sight. Everyone at the restaurant stared at us with the scene she created.

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  4. Been there once a few months back. Was craving for 'thong-sui' & since Chef Loong owns it, took for granted it'll offer good ones. Aiyo, zilch 'thong-sui'. The siu-loong-baos r ok tho.

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  5. LL, you must! The toilet is bigger than my bedroom! Speaking of toilet, maybe you should bring tummythoz with you :-)

    wmv, thanks for the tip. I hadn't been to SS2 restaurant. What a shame that the standard has gone down. What is it about chefs who go off to open new restaurants? Chef Choi's dim sum at Ritz was soooo good. The dim sum at his restaurant ain't half as good. Er, his restaurant is still open right?

    Boolicious, what drama is thissss? I'm picturing flying siew long pow and crouching waiters. :-o

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  6. LOL - there were definitely crouching waiters involved but no flying baos ( too nice to chuck away!) but more of words.

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  7. Wow..!! $116 for 6 pax..!! that's cheap..!! aiyah.. i miss asia so much lor..!

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  8. Anonymous12:45 pm

    I know there's another outlet of Shanghai 10 in sg.wang Plaza 3rd floor next to the post office. Food is absolute yummy....you should try it sometime.

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