Shanghai Street dumpling, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne

We really wanted to try Hu Tong dumplings which is located on the same street as Shanghai Street dumpling, but it was packed and we were turned away by the waiter (somewhat rudely actually).

Luckily we saw Shanghai street dumpling which also had a long line of people waiting for a table and so we joined the queue which flowed pretty quickly.

Tea is self service and you can mark your order whilst you wait in the queue and so we wasted no time in setting ourselves up and ordering.

Hot and sour soup - $4.80 - pretty decent sized bowl of soup. It was the first thing to come out and was probably just sitting in a big pot. A bit watery compared to other similar soups I've had but taste was there.

Shanghai fried noodle - $9.80 - a classic Shanghainese dish with thick saucy noodles and shreds of pork mixed in the some choy sum vegetables, carrot and black fungus. I always find that I'm left with too much vegetables and not enough pork in these dishes.

Chinese broccoli - $11.80 - you have a choice when ordering this dish between garlic or hoi sin sauce for the cooking style. We chose garlic and it was choc full of garlic flavour and real garlic pieces.

Two steamers of xiao long baos - $10.80 and $12.80 - the cheaper option is with just pork as the filling. The more expensive option is with also crab meat. I recommend getting the crab meat version as it just makes those dumplings and juices that much sweeter. Here you can really get that crab flavour and the dumplings overall seem bigger than other places I've been to.

Chicken and prawn pan-fried dumplings - $9.80 - this dish took ages to come out to the point that we actually forgot we ordered it. It was worth the wait and was probably one of the best dishes. Crispy dumpling bottoms with sweet prawn and chicken filling accompanied by a sweet and sour sauce.

Shanghai Street Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


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