New Shanghai, Pavilion KL

It was a girls’ afternoon tea session. One of them was keen for us to try New Shanghai due to this memorable cake that she had. As it was a weekend, the shop was packed and we had to wait for a while before we managed to get seats.

I quite like the decor of the shop. They have indeed tried to bring in a Shanghainese feel to it. We were seated at the armchairs and the tables were a bit too small and low to truly enjoy the food. But to sink in and sip at tea while catching up? Perfect. They have a corner where the cooked snacks are rolled out for patrons to buy for takeaway or dine in. Only certain dim sum items are cooked upon order.

Turns out the cake was this Osmanthus Cake (桂花糕) at RM4.80. Brimming with wolfberries more than Osmanthus flowers, it was too sweet for my liking. But it was fragrant, so those with a sweet tooth will definitely enjoy it.

We also had Fried Yam (风巢芋角) at RM2.80 each and pan fried Lotus Root Pancake (生煎莲藕饼) at RM3.80. Both were pretty tasty but would have tasted even better if it was served fresh off the wok or piping hot. The fried yam lacked the flakiness I hoped for though. But the lotus root pancake more than made up for my disappointment in the fried yam.

The Shanghai Pancake (上海煎锅贴) and Homemade Fishcake (家乡煎鱼饼) at RM3.80 each were flavourful and well seasoned. The Sesame Ball Teochew Style (潮式炸煎堆) at RM2.80 each was generously filled.

None of the steamed buns we had truly appealed to me. And we tried 3 types, Yam Bun (香芋包), Pumpkin Bun (松皮金瓜包) and BBQ Chicken Bun (密汁叉烧包) at RM2.80 each. Cold buns another no go for me.

So the best item we had was the Siew Mai (鱼孑烧卖) at RM8.80 as it was freshly steamed. So yummy that it didn’t even matter that it was pork free!

Overall, the food here is good though I truly wish for it to be at the right temperature for those who opt to dine in. Maybe I should just do as the masses do, dapao (some more get cute paper bag!) and reheat at home before eating. Heh.

New Shanghai (www)
Lot 1.02.00, Pavilion KL,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel:03-2142 2833

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6 Comments »

  1. which part of pavilion is this? is it near the food court?

    epicuriousgirl says: it’s on the food court’s level, but next to mercato the supermarket.

  2. Gina said

    Price also not too expensive ya. Not bad.

  3. J2Kfm said

    This took over MOF desserts. Was eyeing the fresh dim sum/snacks on the counter, and the place was crowded too. Yet, with a doubtful mind, did not walk in. Maybe I should have.

  4. I shall remember next time I investigate KL.

    It is important not to be too adventurous with food, and to take food preparation and food restrictions seriously, as I am sure you do. For those who do not, I remind them with this quote:

    “In 1849, hungry gold miners crossing the Nevada desert noticed some glistening balls of a candy-like substance on a cliff, licked or ate the balls, and discovered them to be sweet-tasting, but then they developed nausea. Eventually it was realized that the balls were hardened deposits made by small rodents, called packrats … Not being toilet trained, the rats urinate in their nests, and sugar and other substances crystallize from their urine as it dries out … In effect, the hungry gold miners were eating dried rat urine laced with rat feces and rat garbage.”

    – Collapse by Jared Diamond

  5. Kelly Wong said

    Dont ever buy this coupon… the restaurant just simply tell you that you cant claim the coupon due to management decision. No reason and the restaurant manager just tell u that she only makan gaji and all is management decision.. if u want complaint just go ahead cause is the company cheating customer but not her.. So poor service and say congratz to New Shanghai to recruit the such a good staff

    • Kelly… seconded…

      This merchant is a scam…

      On 12th December, they declined to honour any Groupon promotional vouchers. The terms and conditions stated clearly “Mondays to Fridays (excluding local public holidays)”. However they declined the voucher citing that it was a public holiday in Selangor (mind you, it is a replacement state holiday for the Sultan’s birthday). Obviously they also forgot that Pavillion is in Kuala Lumpur and is a working day proper…

      The manager, Derrick, was nowhere to be seen at the outlet and hiding behind the security of the phone, stating he was not working and observing the holiday. There was a horde of angry crowd and nothing was done. Unfortunately this speaks for the kind of manager that’s nowhere to be seen when there’s an issue to address. Working staff are zombies hiding behind the counter, carrying on like nothing is wrong… Requested for escalation but Derrick claimed he is the only “management level staff” that we can talk to, and he was twisting and turning, blatantly denying the mistake and refusing to honour…

      Left with a very foul experience. Pricey (even with the discount coupons) and nothing to shout about. Avoid at all cost like a plague…

      Just pissed that merchants deny consumers on technicalities of “terms and conditions” when it’s things the consumers overlook, but refuse to honour the coupon when the agreed upon “terms and conditions” held true. One time and definitely the last time…

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