October 25, 2010

Guang Ming Cun

Homemade Wontons


I rarely get the chance to experience the same restaurants that my parents visit when they were kids, but Guang Ming Cun is a wonderful exception. Nestled on the busy Huai Hai Middle Road, it is one of the few restaurants that has endured throughout the times. Breakfast is an epic treat. For under $2USD, you're able to buy a massive steaming bowl of freshly-pulled, perfectly al dente noodles in a savory broth topped with caramelized green onions, generous slabs of marbled pork, and sprouts. There's also an extensive menu of favorite Shanghai treats such as wonton soup, chicken feet, crystal shrimp dumplings, and stinky tofu. With the reasonable prices and quick service, it's no wonder that they've been open for over half a century.

October 13, 2010

Jardin de Jade

It's about time for some eyecandy! Below is a visual recap of my excellent meal at Jardin de Jade (aka Jade Garden) in Shanghai. Some dishes were a bit adventurous, but everything was delicious.

Spicy Pork Kidney
Spicy Pork Kidney

Crisy Fried Baby Eel
Fried Baby Eel

Fish Head
Sweet & Sour Fish

Vietnamese Style Braised Beef Rib Tips
Vietnamese Style Braised Beef Rib Tips

Clam Shell Steamed Buns

Sweet & Sticky Glutinous Cake
Sticky Glutinous Cake

Vegetarian Abalone Abductor Muscle & Soy/Wasabi Dipping Sauce
Vegetarian Abalone

And that's not all! More pics (dishes) can be found here.