Exterior

Exterior

Shanghai, on Morrison Street, is a place I’ve walked past on countless occasions and through countless incarnations over the many years that I have walked up and down this particular road.

I stopped in tonight towards the end of service and with a considerable appetite. That was fortunate as portion sizes proved to be very generous.

Salt and chilli tofu

Salt and chilli tofu

Decorated in a fairly typical Chinese restaurant style, the place showcases a nice range of dishes across pretty familiar territory. I opted for salt and chilli tofu to start then followed with beef noodle soup.

The tofu promptly arrived. It was a good portion of crisply coated beancurd. It was a good opener, but didn’t pack quite the intense punch that some versions of this dish do.

Beef noodle soup

Beef noodle soup

The main course was very good indeed. Profuse chunks of profoundly meaty beef topped a huge portion of noodles all contained within a lightly aromatic broth. It was both satisfyingly delicious and extremely filling.

So overall, I was pleased with my trip to Shanghai. The noodle soup will live long in the memory, as it was a very enjoyable dish. I’d be happy to come back for another visit as their menu looked to contain an excellent range of options.

Scores
Blythe scores Shanghai
3.5/5 for food
3.5/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
3.5/5 for service
giving an overall 14/20

I ate: salt and chilli tofu; beef noodle soup

I drank: green tea

I wore: blue shirt

Total bill: £13.80

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Written by BKR