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.
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.
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).