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New Shanghai Night Restaurant

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Published September 15th 2019
Cheap and cheerful Chinese food
The exact name of this restaurant is New Shanghai Night, but you would be forgiven if you had a hard time working out which Shanghainese restaurant you were to meet your friends at in Ashfield - there are four Shanghainese restaurants lined up in a row that have similar names - Old Shanghai (Flavour Shanghai), New Shanghai Night, New Shanghai, and Shanghai Night.

New Shanghai has the best decor, and the longest line, but my friends didn't want to wait too long and so we opted for the more homely New Shanghai Night.

fresh dumplings New Shanghai Night
Dumplings being made at the front.


A must order at any Shanghainese restaurant is xiao long bao (soup dumplings). We decided on a pork and crab version at $10.80.

xiao long bao dumplings ashfield
Steamed Shanghai Style Mini Pork and Crab Bun (xiao long bao), $10.80.


Another crowd-pleaser is pan-fried pork and crab buns, $12.80. These were piping hot when they came, which suited the cold weather nicely.

pan fried pork and crab buns New Shanghai Night Ashfield
Pan Fried Pork and Crab Buns, $12.80.


My favourite for the night was the Preserved Egg and Lean Meat Congee at $8.80, because it's comforting to eat and healthy, too. That is, healthy until I dip the incredibly oily and delicious fried bread ($2.50 each) into it - I recommend you do this, too.

New Shanghai Night Ashfield xiao long bao
A comforting sight that's not going to break the bank. From left to right: xiao long bao (soup dumplings) ($8.80), fried bread ($2.50), preserved egg and lean meat congee ($8.80), steamed Chinese cabbage and pork dumplings ($11.80), and pippies with ginger and shallots ($15.80).
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Why? Cheap Asian Eats
When: Monday to Sunday, 10am to 10pm.
Phone: 02 9716 6985
Where: 267B Liverpool Road, Ashfield NSW 2131
Cost: Approx. $20-$25 each for a large dinner.
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Well done Tony. Another good article.
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