For those who don’t know, I’m half Shanghainese. And I absolutely LOVEEEEEE eating Shanghainese food. Ever since I was a little girl, I would be peering over at the stove and stealing bits and pieces of the delicious Shanghainese home cooking that my grandma and grandpa would whip up in the kitchen. It was always my favorite thing…watching them cook (and of course finally eating it!) Hong Kong has a lot of great food and now there’s an easy, delicious and fast Shanghainese spot for us hungry diners to go eat at. Lucky us because Shanghai Lao Lao |上海姥姥 is scattered in 6 stores (and growing) all throughout Hong Kong. I was lucky enough to go try out the Kennedy Town branch on North Street!
I got to Shanghai Lao Lao around 6:40pm to see it filled with a sea of people. A line was already queuing outside. I got lucky, Alice came a bit earlier and snagged a spot in front of the open show kitchen (where you can see all the action happen.) Fresh, homemade noodles being made, piping hot xiao long baos being pulled from the steamers and delicious desserts being whipped up right before your eyes!
We immediately ordered an assortment of small bites, fried goodies and hot, homemade Shanghainese favorites. We started with the signature Pan Fried Scallion Pancakes for ONLY HK$30!!!! #Socheap ! I loved the crunchy and crispy pan fried wrap. This came out piping hot and was immediately devoured.
Pan-fried Pork Dumplings for HK$35 were also gulped down. The outer skin had this perfect crackling and super meaty, juicy and tender filling. Loved this.
My favorite dish, ever. Steamed Pork Dumplings (Xiao Long Baos) HK$35. I couldn’t believe how delicately thin the wrapper was. It perfectly enveloped the juicy meaty center. I devoured these piping hot babies and only wanted more!
We also ordered an appetizer platter for HK$85 that features 3 dishes of your choice!
A classic! The marinated chicken in Hua Diao Wine, HK$62 was refreshing with a light kick that enhanced the tender, juicy flavors of the chicken.
I really liked the marinated Pork Knuckles in Hua Diao Wine, HK$62! The skin had this great bouncy and strong chewy texture that I really enjoyed.
那道醉豬手 HK$62實在很得我歡心！ 豬皮富有彈性又有嚼勁，這種口感我真的很喜歡！
The last dish we picked for our appetizer platter was the assorted mushrooms wrapped with crispy bean curd sheets, HK$52. I’ve always liked this dish. It has a mix of mushrooms enveloped in crispy and crunchy bean curd sheets. Nice, healthy and light appetizer.
Braised Bean Curd & Minced Pork in Chilli Sauce, HK$52 (better known as Spicy MaPo Tofu)! It packed just the right amount of punch, kick and heat. I loved the spicy minced pork sauce! It went terrific with a bit of the soft tofu cubes. Loved this.
Deep fried pork chop (spare ribs) for the win!! These babies were succulent, delicious and did I say deep fried? Absolutely delicious!
The signature noodles in spicy sesame and peanut sauce, HK$46. This bowl of noodles was huge. We split it three ways and still had a bit left over. I loved the spicy sesame soup base which went really well with the nutty and sweet peanut sauce. Great balance.
We were stuffed after all that food! But, somehow we still knew…we couldn’t say no to desserts! We went with the Chinese Wolfberry and Osmanthus Cake, HK$28 which was a nice, light and refreshing jelly dessert!
吃完這些我們都飽到在吃不下了……但是我們無法拒絕甜品的誘惑！ 我們先吃了杞子桂花糕HK$28， 輕盈又清新的甜品！
Simply LOVED this! The glutinous rice dumplings with black sesame paste filling, HK$32….Soooo delicious. The glutinous mochi outer layer was perfect.
Look at that oozing black sesame paste! Loved it. Perfect ending. 🙂
I loved the vibe at Shanghai Lao Lao. I’ll definitely be back to try out all my faves! Do yourselves a favor and try out this lovely spot!! <3 Super affordable and delicious!!
我很喜歡上海姥姥的氛圍， 一定會找時間再去吃一遍我喜歡的菜式！ 強烈推薦大家也去試一下！！<3 超級抵食又好吃！！
Shanghai Lao Lao| 上海姥姥 |Shop F&G, G/F, Kin Liong Mansion, 16-30 North Street, Kennedy Town, Western District | (tel:) 852 2470 5581
Shanghai Lao Lao│上海姥姥│堅尼地城北街16—30號建隆樓地下F及G號
Lots of <3, Jess