This Ashfield Chinese restaurant is part of a four restaurant Taste of Shanghai chain with the others located in the CBD and Eastwood. The menu is huge, however they are most well-known for the dumpling section.
PORK AND CHIVE DUMPLING $8.80 (+$2 Fried)
The skin was too thick compared to other dumpling specialists. The filling was tasty no complains here.
PORK & PRAWN WONTON SOUP (12pcs) $8.80
The soup was light almost bland. I hope it’s a simple soup not to overpower the wontons, I am giving them the benefit of the doubt for that. The wontons were average, I would have preferred less wontons but more flavour. That’s not a huge chip on the bowl, it’s the spoon holder xD…
SHANDONG CRISPY SKINNED CHICKEN $20.80
This a such a disappointing dish. The chicken was tough almost like it was cooked too quickly although it did take quite a while to come out. The sauce had too much ginger and too much overpowering sweetness. Ordered this with rice, and the rice was tough (probably an old batch). Complete fail, a Woolies roast chicken would have tasted better.
Now I understand why the line is at New Shanghai and not here. The dumplings were acceptable, the rest is pretty bad for these prices. The Shandong chicken is a fail and if that is an indication of the standard of the a-la-carte food I’m never going back here, I prefer to cook.