Ever since reading Rasa Malaysia‘s featured post on Shanghai Ding Tai Feng restaurant at Queensbay area, Penang I have been eager to try it. I bet anyone who has visited her site with those deliciously looking Shanghai food would have the same feeling.
You simply cannot resist ordering these cute looking dumplings resembling porcupines called Pokey Mouse. The bun is very soft and has poppy seeds sprinkled on top. The filling is creamy milk custard. Looks and tastes equally good, very recommended. It’s only RM3.80.
If you are at a Shanghainese restaurant, of course you wouldn’t miss ordering the Xiao Long Bao. These soup filled steam dumplings are a bit tricky to eat lol. If you aren’t careful enough the soup will leak from the dumplings. They taste OK to me.. don’t know if Dragon-I’s are nicer or not. 4 pieces cost RM6.80.
Another recommended dish by Rasa Malaysia is the fried radish cake @RM5.80. Or more fondly known as ‘char koay kak’ to us. It is fried with seafood and lots of bean sprouts as you can see. I did not go wrong with her recommendation, it was really good and you should try it too.
Shanghai minced meat (zha jiang) ramen @RM4.80 was a let down despite looking great.
Shanghai Ding has quite a number of dim sum available but I feel they are too expensive.. And since there were only two of us we couldn’t order that much. Crispy honey BBQ pastry @RM2.40 is like the long shaped version of siu pao. Not bad.
Hong Kong stlye yin yong served in a rather unique looking glass @RM2.50. Our bill came to a little more than RM30 and we did ask for a “special” discount as mentioned by Rasa Malaysia in her featured review just for the heck of it. And NO we didn’t get it, so don’t bother asking lol.