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Dumpling Shanghai House

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published June 5th 2018
Opened recently in the City Cross Food Court, Dumpling Shanghai House offers a wide selection of dishes that you expect to see at dim sum restaurants and a variety of clay pot rice dishes. To enhance the flavours of your meal, there is a selection of condiments that can be used to make a dipping sauce for your dishes.

One of the various clay pot rice dishes that can be ordered, the Beef & Egg Sauce Hotpot had the layer of crust to make eating it an enjoyable experience and the beef had a nice savoury flavour. The egg sauce complemented the dish well and the bok choy added an element of freshness. To best enjoy the dish, it is advisable to cut up the beef and mix the meat into the rice to spread its flavour throughout the dish.

Dumpling Shanghai House, Beef & Egg Sauce Hotpot, Adelaide
Beef & Egg Sauce Hotpot (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Similar in style to the Special Cold Dry Noodles with Shredded Pork and Pickled Peppers offered at Holy Noodle Bar, the noodles in the Spicy Pork, Prawn and Tofu with Dry Noodles were cooked to al dente and the pork, prawn and tofu mixture gave the dish a meaty texture. This noodle dish had enough spice to lift the flavour of the dish but is still mild enough for most taste buds. Much like the Beef & Egg Sauce Hotpot, this dish is at its best when mixed thoroughly before consumption.

Dumpling Shanghai House, Spicy Pork, Prawn and Tofu with Dry Noodles, Adelaide
Spicy Pork, Prawn and Tofu with Dry Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


A dish that my father likes to order at dim sum restaurants, their Bean Curd Skin Rolls were of a generous size. The chewy bean curd skin was not too tough and the rolls had enough sauce to ensure the dish was not too dry.

Dumpling Shanghai House, Bean Curd Skin Rolls, Adelaide
Bean Curd Skin Rolls (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Coming in a serving of ten, the filling of their Shanghai Pan-fried Dumplings was juicy and the skin of the dumplings was not too thick. While tasty enough on its own, the dumplings are more delicious when eaten with the condiments provided by the outlet. Their chilli sauce is great for adding a spicy kick.

Dumpling Shanghai House, Shanghai Pan-fried Dumplings, Adelaide
Shanghai Pan-fried Dumplings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


When you eat there, you can choose to sit at the seats near the store or at any tables in the City Cross Food Court. Dumpling Shanghai House is a great place to have a snack or a proper meal while shopping in Rundle Mall.

Dumpling Shanghai House, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)

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When: Mon-Thurs: 7am-5pm, Fri: 7am-7pm, Sat: 10am-1pm, Sun: 12pm-1pm
Where: City Cross Shopping Centre, 32 Grenfell Street, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $5 for dim sum dishes and $10 for main dishes
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