I love Shanghai food. There aren’t many good restaurants in town, but Shanghai Wonderful is definitely one of them. I have been here many times over the past few years and it has been consistently serving good food; a very solid restaurant. I like Shanghai Wonderful because of the flavourful yum-tum food with plenty of quality ingredients.
In terms of service, all the Shanghai restaurants are equivalent.
For those who never been to a Chinese restaurant, please keep in mind that the
only positive in these restaurants are efficiency. Unless you are a regular, no
conversations will be generated; simply because the waiters have no time to
spare for a decent conversation. My review on most Chinese restaurants is
solely dependent on how well the food taste.
This free range chicken is soaked in rice wine sauce. The
flavour of the rice wine is actually quite strong. My sister didn’t really like
it because it was too rich for her. I would not recommend this dish if your palate
have not accustom to the rice wine flavour. This chicken itself is cooked
really well. It has been soaked in rice wine sauce for hours, so you do not
need to dip it in the sauce provided.
Delicious. The soup itself is made of spicy oil sauce and
vinegar to create the hot and sour flavour. The highlight of this soup is the
amount of ingredients they used. Very rare do you find a restaurant using this
much seafood in their soup. Many cheap out and just fill it up with liquid and
tofu. I prefer Shanghai Wonderful version of this soup because it is quite
mild; a very good appetizer.
A classic favourite. Instead of eating rice, this bread
will sometimes be eaten as substitute for the intake of carbohydrate. Inside is
very soft with layers. It comes with a sweetened condensed milk on the side.
For a healthier option, it also comes steamed.
Similar to many fried noodle dishes, it is a bit on the
greasy side. Not too strong in soy sauce flavour. I like how it uses a lot of
spinach and siu choi, so that it provides moisture to the dry noodles and meat.
This is a popular dish, a very simple dish actually, but it stands out amongst
other restaurants. It is difficult to ensure the flavour of the noodles, yet
not going over greasy. I will rate this above average.
Lastly, the ‘siu long bao’. I love these juicy siu long bao! The entire
bun is filled with soup. It is very fresh as well, which you can tell by the
colour of the pork. The meat in many other restaurants turns me off because of
the frozen taste given off due to the length of time it has been sitting in the
freezer. Be careful while eating this; my cousin squirted the soup on me twice
while eating it...
Overall, I enjoyed this dinner. Except the fact that my
cousin made a mess on me while eating. I would not say Shanghai Wonderful is the best in
town, but it is in my top 5 for its quality and price. It has yet to disappoint
me with its flavours. It will continue to be part of my go-to Shanghai
Location: In the corner of Lansdowne Road and Cooney
Road. It is behind Lansdowne Mall, a block from No. 3 Road. A 5-minute walk
from the skytrain station. It has a small lot, so it may be difficult to find
parking when it gets busy.
Food: A good, solid Shanghai restaurant.
Service: Standard efficiency.
Price: The total came to $45 with tax for three people.
Shanghai Wonderful Restaurant 旺
8380 Lansdowne Road