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Cheng Long Hang 成隆行蟹王府 @ Shanghai, China


Even though it was not crab season during our visit, we still could not resist looking for crab dishes.  One can tell from the name of the restaurant that it specialises in crabs.

Old fashioned Chinese deco, even have live Chinese music.

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Since crabs are not in season, we didn’t bother to order whole crabs and instead aim for other interesting crab dishes.

Crab Meat & Roe Jelly – flavour was not strong

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Chilled Crab Roe Cake – it was pretty but the flavour didn’t really come outIMG_1753

Crab Roe & Meat – we moved on to the real stuff…tasty!  the black pearls on the side were actually vinegar to be eaten with the crab

IMG_1741 Soft Crab Roe with Vermicelli Sheet (蟹膏银皮) – simply divine! the male crab roe was rich, chewy and full of flavor!IMG_1742

Xiao Long Bao with Crab Roe – very juicy!IMG_1744 And the skin was so thin!IMG_1751 IMG_1746 Somehow I wanted to have scallops that night – generous portion, cooked well.
IMG_1756Glutinous Rice Dumplings in Osmanthus & Fermented Rice Wine – perfect ending of the night.
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This restaurant has a few branches.  Reservations is recommended.

I would definitely come again when I crave for crab roe dishes next time.

Fu 1088 @ Shanghai, China


I learned about the series of Fu restaurants from Asia’s Best Restaurant list.  The restaurant situates in a gorgeous colonial mansion in the former French Concession.  There is a minimum charge of RMB300 per head.

Cold Drunken Chicken – meat was tender but not quite enough wine flavor for my tasteIMG_1649Chilled Razor Clams – clams were fresh and meat was crunchy IMG_1650 Cold Smoked EggIMG_1651Stir Fried River Shrimps – this is a classic Shanghainese dish but sad to say the shrimps were rather blandIMG_1652 Crab roe with toast – this was not bad but I was looking for stronger flavor, maybe crabs weren’t in season
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Stir Fried Eel in Hot Stone Pot – this was good, hearty portion.IMG_1656
Glutinous Rice Balls with Osmanthus and Fermented Rice – again, another classic dish but wine and fermented rice were too mildIMG_1658

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We had very high expectations on this meal and we were looking for the authentic taste of Shanghainese food.  However, overall even though the cooking were executed well, we felt that the flavor have been toned down too much.