Not Your Usual Food Reviews: Modern Shanghai

Chinese food has been a staple food locally and we all love the authentic ones as well as those that are infused in accordance to our local tastes. But with all things considered, we can’t help but look for the authentic ones and the dishes that only a number of restaurants offer. Take for example the famous Xiao Long Bao, a type of steamed bun that will surely bring “fireworks” into your mouth. One of the handful restaurants offering this wonderful steamed bun is Modern Shanghai.

Who doesn’t like Chinese food? It has that salty taste that will make you eat more rice and of course that sweet and sour taste here and there. Will Modern Shanghai live up to that usual expectations for a Chinese food restaurant? Let’s find out and read on to this Modern Shanghai food review.

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Signature Xiao Long Bao

Signature Xiao Long Bao by Modern Shanghai

When visiting Modern Shanghai, you cannot finish off your visit without ordering Xiao Long Bao. Considered as the star of this restaurant, we truly agree with this proclamation and we will never leave their place without ordering one serving (or maybe even two).

The feeling of the warm soup oozing inside your mouth as you bite along on each bun is an explosive feeling that you will surely look for again and again. Top it up with their ginger sauce and you’ll end up become a very satisfied customer.

For those who haven’t tried this, you should and those who have but haven’t tried Modern Shanghai’s version, then you should.

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs

Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs by Modern Shanghai

You say that a Sweet and Sour Pork dish is a typical one on any Chinese food restaurant? We can’t argue with that but what makes this version from Modern Shanghai special is the tenderness and the crunchiness of its meat at the same time. The sweet and sour combination has also that great blending and we truly enjoyed this dish all throughout.

Rating

Rating: 5 out of 5.
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Shrimp with preserved egg yolk paste

Shrimp with preserved egg yolk paste by Modern Shanghai

Now this one’s a little bit daring in the sense that you haven’t seen a dish like this on a daily basis, or on a usual Chinese food restaurant. The egg yolk breading gave the shrimp its main texture and its shell is crunchy enough to be eaten as it is. The base taste is buttery and the crunchiness gave an enjoyable feeling all throughout. The great thing though is the sauce and base taste seeped through the meat underneath which is quite fun.

Rating

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Still explosive no matter what

With just ordering Xiao Long Bao alone is enough for a regular visit to this wonderful restaurant but with the dishes we have tried, we might be able to have some more reasons to come back. And this food review will definitely remind us of that.

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