Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of New Shanghai.
New Shanghai, Melbourne’s newest and most authentic
Shanghainese restaurant is making its debut at the highly anticipated Night
To celebrate, Gastrology was invited along to New Shanghai’s
Night Noodle Market preview dinner, to try each amazing dish that the New
Shanghai team will be serving up throughout the Markets.
The renowned Asian restaurant has created a bespoke menu;
fusing the traditional with the contemporary, especially for the debut.
Xiao Long Bao – Steamed Pork Dumpling
Highlights from the preview dinner at New Shanghai included
New Shanghai’s famous dumplings, including the xiao long bao, a mini steamed
pork bun with gingery-sweet broth and a juicy pocket of pork made using a
secret family recipe; and the pan-fried pork bun, a New Shanghai delicacy made
using a generations-old family technique.
Sheng Jian Bao – Pan Fried Pork Bun
While many Chinese restaurants in Melbourne serve the Sheng
Jian Bao, New Shanghai’s variety are a cut above. The skin of the fried
dumplings possessed the perfect thickness and signature crispy and fluffy
texture without being overly doughy. The
Ground pork and chopped cabbage filling was well seasoned and each bun
possessed a wonderfully golden, crispy bottom.
Left: spring onion pancakes
Right:Asian spiced vegetarian dumplings
Truffle Xiao Long Bao
An absolute show stopper was the bespoke Truffle Xiao Long
Bao. The steamed pork dumplings were infused with shaved truffle and truffle
oil and tasted nothing short of amazing. It was a decadent dumpling with
Crispy duck steamed buns
New Shanghai will also be serving their mouth-watering Crispy
salted and spiced duck steamed buns at the Night Noodle market. These had us
fighting for the last morsel. The fluffy and moist buns were a lovely canvas
for the velvety duck flesh and its perfectly crisp skin.