Months ago (yeah I have a bit of a back log), I headed to Taste of Shanghai in Hurstville to meet a friend for dinner.
The restaurant is busy and after a 15 minute wait we are seated at a two top wedged in amongst a noisy dining room.
Pots of tea delivered quickly and ordering is smooth and efficient.
An array of Shanghai style dumplings and other delectables are on the menu along with a few dishes from other regions of China including Hu Nana, Beijing and Gungdong
We start with a steaming basket of the classic and most famous dumpling, the Xiao Long Bao.
Soft skins around steaming pockets of tender pork mince and soupy insides.
Be careful biting into these. They spurt soupy (but delicious) liquid so hot it will burn the tongue (and lips and chin).
We also have a serve of the Grilled onion pancakes. Crispy shell laced with fresh shallots.
Shanghai crispy spring rolls. From memory these were okay. Crispy but not to hot and the filler was on the average side. But of course this is just my opinion.
The other speciality is pan fried pork dumplings. These are soft and pillowy with crispy bottoms.
Overall, this was a lovely dumpling dinner. It's convenient to my home and good venue to catch up for a casual dinner with a friend.