Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Foodcourt Gems: Shanghai Delights



It's seriously almost impossible finding good food in a food court. I mean finger lickin' good food. Food courts are full of boring stuff like mixed chinese rice (Qin's gonna laugh at me for this one), fishball noodles (ewww!) and man, over-commercialised chicken rice (like everyones cashing in on it).

Surprisingly, I DID find a gem in one food court. Well, actually I was introduced to it by ieat's gang. But nevertheless, good food! Woohoo!



This Shanghai Delights stall at serves really yummy food. For instance, check out this Suan La Mian (Spicy sour noodles). Woot! It's really spicy but with a rich flavour to it and not just mind-numbing spiciness. And the noodles is super QQ okay! When you bite into it, it doesn't feel like the usual hand-made noodles where the flour stick to the top of your teeth (and anywhere else which has holes). Instead, bite into this noodles with a snap and a clean cut and no floury doughy texture.



Next, this Guo Tie (Pan fried dumplings) rocked my socks off! Seriously, it is better than Tian Jin Fong Kee's or even the potstickers at Margeret Drive. Hey, no kidding man, go try it yourself! (But taste is subjective so if it's not nice, don't blame me okay!)



Why is it nicer I hear you ask? Well, for one, the skin is not oily, not doughy and very thin. It also has that doesn't-stick-to-your-teeth quality. Hrmm, I think this stall has a very good dough-making technique and their recipe is spot on. Anyways, the filling. Wooooooooooot! Bite into it and the juice just squirts out! Plus it's very flavourful, right amount of fatty minced pork and chives. I've never eaten such juicy Guo Tie before man! It's like a juicy, pan fried xiao long bao-style Guo Tie. For me, this is the gem of the stall.



And last, but not least. This stir-fry beef rice set which comes with a sunny side up and some boiled vegetables. This dish is not fasinating, not fantastic, not unique. So why am I blogging about it? Because it tastes like something I love to eat during my childhood and that's minced pork in black sauce. If any of you have eaten that dish before I'm sure you'll remember what it tastes like. Sweet and slightly salty and good for making sure you finish your rice! Well, the sauce here is slightly more subtle and thicker, and the beef is also soft yet comes with a bite.

Mmm, good dishes!



Address:

Sim Lim Square (Foodcourt at B1)
Shanghai Delights

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sim Lim Square or Sim Lim Towers?

The Yummie dummieS said...

Oops! I think it's Sim Lim Square!

Jas said...

Looks like u found a another foodie gem. Miss the tasty chinese cuisine that we had when we're based in Shenzhen. If you do find any Dong Bei cai yao, please be sure to let us all know about it.

The Yummie dummieS said...

Sure thing! btw jas, r u back in Sg now?

Fiona Hu said...

They have moved out from slim lim square. Do u happen to know where they have gone to? Thanks

Fiona Hu said...

They have moved out from slim lim square. Do u happen to know where they have gone to? Thanks

Fiona Hu said...

They have moved out from slim lim square. Do u happen to know where they have gone to? Thanks