Our family always return to Modern China Restaurant for Shanghainese meal. Not only it’s economical friendly in a sense that most of the dishes are comparatively lower priced than others, the variety is plentiful.
For our appetizer, the sliced pork knuckles come with a soy based dipping sauce, but they should have been marinated longer for deeper flavor. Between sesame pastry and peking pancake, the former is definitely a better combo to go with the mixture of diced pickles and minced pork that is seasoned well and not cooked too dry.
Sadly, the minced pork bun doesn’t have enough amount of soup filling, rather has been too dried up, so as its not-so-appealing exterior.
The best part of the night is this huge fish serves with slightly tart and hot sauce, with a sweet note from the pomelo flesh. The fish is super crispy after deep frying and I am able to finish it from head to tail. I absolutely prefer this over the sweet and sour sauce version!
Lastly, there is this tradition style Shanghai noodle, cooked in a soup that tastes similar to stir fry Shanghai noodle, with cabbages, bok choi and sliced pork.
Marinated Pork Knuckle
Minced Pork with Pickled Vegetable
Minced Pork with Pickled Vegetable Served with Sesame Pastry
Pan Fried Meat Buns
Fried Mandarin Fish with Pomelo
Shanghai Style Noodle Soup