Helloooo!!! I’ve been super busy for the past month and haven’t had time to update my blog sadly 🙁 But my final exams are finished this week so expect a few new posts before May comes! Also my blog is 1 year old!!! Thank you to those out there who actually read my blog lol.
One of the restaurants that I’ve actually gone to twice this month is Shanghai Grill. What brought me here were the Xiao Long Bao (XLB), which I am obsessed with. They are soup filled dumplings, which is a staple food in Shanghai. Not many restaurants in Edmonton offer XLB therefore I am always on the hunt for them. Aside from those delicious dumplings, Shanghai Grill offers your average Chinese food along with some Shanghai specialties. The items at Shanghai Grill are meant to be shared with a few people but if you’re like me, you’ll order the soup filled dumplings to yourself (whoops)! So where is this place? Tucked in the Mayfield Industrial area, kind of in a random location. I found the place to be a bit overpriced for what it serves but the quality is better than most Chinese places.
At Shanghai Grill, there are 2 types of XLB offered – pork filled ($8.95) or crab and pork filled ($11.95). On my first visit I only tried the pork filled dumplings but the second time, I had both kinds. Just a note that these soup filled dumplings are steaming hot when they come out. Ask my friend if you don’t believe me, he burnt himself out of hunger. I personally prefer the pork dumpling over the pork and crab but both flavours had the right amount of filling. The dumplings were fresh and delicious! Compared to Shanghai 456 though, which also serves XLB, I personally prefer the ones from 456 more. But that’s only me so try both places and make the comparison yourself!
The pan fried soup-filled beef dumplings ($8.95) were my personal favorite. THEY ARE SO DELICIOUS!!!! These dumplings are filled with burning hot soup as well and pan-fried perfectly at the bottom. The beef is juicy but the soup filling makes it taste even better.
Of course we had to order Shanghai noodles ($12.50) at a Shanghai restaurant. These fried noodles were a bit on the greasy side but that’s to be expected from Shanghai noodles! Stir fried with a soy based sauce, the noodles were tossed with a mixture of vegetables, mushrooms and pork. I enjoyed these noodles and thought that they tasted better than other Chinese restaurants. The only downside was that there wasn’t a lot of pork in it.
Overall, this is good restaurant for a family dinner or outing with a bunch of friends who are craving quality Shanghai food!
Address: 16336 111 Ave