MOD­ERN SHANG­HAI

T.Dining by Hong Kong Tatler - - Regional Chinese -

Earth tones, dark woods and brick walls make Mod­ern Shang­hai a chic Chi­nese din­ing spot at Yoho Mall in Yuen Long. One has to keep in mind though that the restau­rant is usu­ally bustling dur­ing peak lunch and din­ner hours, so the din­ing area tends to be quite noisy. There’s an open kitchen where you can ob­serve chefs work­ing on their spe­cial­ties. The restau­rant of­fers a wide se­lec­tion of re­gional Chi­nese dishes, seafood, noo­dles and dim sum, and for the most part, most of the dishes are well ex­e­cuted and por­tions for the mains are good for shar­ing. For starters, try the chef’s spe­cial pan-fried xiao long bao, which has a crispy bun and well-sea­soned soup with ten­der meat. A great dish to try is the restau­rant’s ver­sion of a Hangzhou favourite, sautéed shrimps with Longjing tea leaves. The sweet­ness of the tea leaves gives the fresh shrimps a boost of flavour. Fin­ish off the meal with fresh mango pud­ding, which is a great mix of tangy and sweet. Ser­vice time is in­cred­i­bly good, the dishes were served in record time, how­ever ser­vice needs im­prove­ment, as the staff was curt and seemed like they were in a rush to get din­ers out the door. If go­ing with a large group, ar­rive be­fore 1pm or 7pm to avoid queue­ing.

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