Top Shanghai Cuisine, Vancouver
Sunday, January 6, 2013

Over the past few years, there’s been a sudden surge of Shanghainese restaurants in Vancouver. Now when I visit home and have family dinners, it’s almost always shanghainese food. Generally speaking it’s inexpensive, flavourful, (though sometimes I find over-seasoned) and the portions are suitable for large tables. It can, however, be a very noisy and chaotic environment on a Friday or Saturday night. I guess that’s typical with chinese restaurants, and a good sign that the food is good!

Here are some pictures from my favourite shanghainese restaurant in Richmond, B.C. called  Top Shanghai Cuisine 上海一只. It’s located at 5880 No. 3 Road, Richmond, B.C.

肴肉 or pork aspic, similar to a terrine. Normally pork knuckle meat is used; the natural gelatin sets the consume into a jelly.

馬蘭頭 (ma lan tou). This is a dish made of finely chopped dense tofu and salted vegetables in a light sesame oil dressing.

苔条黄鱼 or seaweed-battered fish.  This is my favourite dish here, I come to this restaurant just to order this, and a side of ketchup.

Vermicelli stew with ground pork and hot peppers, the very spicy kind!

賽螃蟹 or scrambled egg whites with seafood on top of broccoli.

上海炒年糕 or Shanghainese stir-fried rice cakes. A dish of rice cakes, cabbage, pork in a dark soy and fermented bean paste sauce.

Well? Let me know what you think. Write me a comment below!