R and I were placed in the capable hands of Michelle, our waitress who suggested a few dumplings as starters. It would be remiss of us to not start with New Shanghai's legendary xiao long baos...these tender morsels of pork and soup wrapped in silken pastry. They were sublime and one of the better xiao long baos I have ever had. The soup/broth within was light and delicate as was the wrapper.
Personally, I would never walk past a pork pot sticker either...so here's another 'must try'. These was lovely and burnished underneath with just the right amount to filling to dough ratio. I have had a few stodgy pot stickers in my time but this was no stodge.
Well of course, there was a pot of Jasmine tea to aid digestion...
New Shanghai is not just a place for authentic dumplings. They have all sorts of Shanghainese specialities and evident from the queues that gather, they do them very well. The service is fast paced and friendly. Conveniently located in the Emporium, very handy to rest your heels and grab a bite in between shopping adventures.