July 31st, 2013

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - New Shanghai

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but if the generic nature of Sydney’s café menus is anything to go by, it can be a bit, well – boring.

Breakfast at the original New Shanghai outlet in Lemon Grove Plaza should ease any tedium.

We’re all down with yum cha, so the breakfast dumpling isn’t a stranger. I rate the Steamed Pork Bun ($2) and Steamed Vegetarian Bun ($2) as ripper ways to start any day.

Congee ($2) takes things up to the next level, but should be familiar to those who enjoy a breakfast buffet in an international standard hotel. It’s basically savoury porridge, best in versions with flavours, like Preserved Egg and Lean Meat ($4.50).

I’m sure you’re down with the shallot pancake, and thus don’t need to be told the Fried Egg Pancake with Pork Floss ($4.50) or Cheese ($4.50) will have everyone reaching for another piece.

However Savoury Soy Bean Milk ($4.50) might be another matter  – I found it easy to eat and pleasantly tart like cultured yoghurt – my dining companion, not so much.

The Savoury Deep Fried Dough Fritter ($3) is a doughnut without the sweet – what’s not to like with a pot of health-giving green tea?

New Shanghai
Shop 20, Lemon Grove Plaza, 427-441 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Ph: (02) 9415 3536

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