Skip to main content

PH | Modern Shanghai

It's been an exciting time for the country's culinary scene.  A lot of new restaurants are popping up which has opened up our taste buds to more than the usual fare.  From local dining options (hey, Filipino food will always delight my senses) to Western and Asian concoctions; yes, folks, it's definitely a smorgasbord of eats!

Fairly recent, was the entrant of more sophisticated (or, I think, slightly more unusual in our parts) Chinese fare in the Metro.  The most talked about?  Xiao Long Baos (Php208.00).

Xiao Long Baos

Sure, they're pork dumplings.  We've surely had them before; but they're dumplings with soup (more specifically tasty broth)!  Bite a bit off the top, add some ginger slices, dip into a little Zhenjiang vinegar, and enjoy the warm, silky, chewy (from the skin) texture.  Ahhh....

But I'm getting ahead of myself.  I forgot to mention I had this particular piece at Modern Shanghai, a fairly new restaurant serving local Shanghai cuisine.


Modern Shanghai

Short (very) restaurant info? Check! Let's move on to the rest, shall we?

My family (father's side) are feet lovers of the fowl kind.  Many people veer away from it, but I eat them with gusto and polish off an order with a vengeance.

Streamed Chicken Feet (Php128.00)

No exception here; but I do share (albeit reluctantly) as I am trying to set a good example for the Little One (the perils of being a parent!)

Signature Shanghai Fried Noodles (Php288.00).  Stir-fried thick noodles with meat and vegetables.  A little oily (but I've noticed most Chinese dishes are, anyway.)

Signature Shanghai Fried Noodles

Best eaten with a hanky or tons of tissue paper on hand.

Signature Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle (Php888.00).  Why lucky?  I don't know.  It didn't bring any luck to the pig, right?  Or maybe it's to justify the triple 8 price tag?

Signature Braised Lucky Pork Knuckle

Nevertheless, it was one succulent, tender piece of meat.  Delicious!

Deep-fried Prawns with Preserved Egg Yolk (Php528.00).  'Twas ok.  Personal preference as I'm not really into shrimp.  The Husband did polish off half.

Deep-fried Prawns with Preserved Egg Yolk

Yang Chow Fried Rice (Php248.00).  Always the Little One's favorite.  She can eat this even without any ulam (which, come to think of it, doesn't really require any viand at all to begin with.  Horrors!)

Yang Chow Fried Rice

I personally think that high-end restaurants based in the Philippines should be banned from offering mango juice from the can.  We have the sweetest mangoes, people!  It should be a crime against humanity to offer anything less than fresh (and with that matching price tag?  Highway robbery!)


Good thing we got the real deal at Modern Shanghai (Php138 for a glass).

Delicious meal indeed!  

***

Modern Shanghai
3F Glorietta 2
Makati, Philippines
T     +62 828 2931
W    https://www.facebook.com/ModernShanghaiPhilippines


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

PH | Bang's Tony & Jackey Beauty Salon's Aqua Volume Rebond

I've always had ruly, unmanageable hair for as long as I can remember, hence the introduction of rebonding services here in PH is a blessing.  I've been having my hair rebonded or relaxed once a year since 2002.  It's an expense that I make sure is always included in the yearly luxury budget.

Whereas before I used to have my hair rebonded at a David's Salon (since they always deliver consistently great results), I had to stop and look to other establishments when they eventually jacked up their prices (what used to cost me Php3,000 is now priced at Php5,000 to Php6,000, depending on the branch!).  Too much for my already hurting wallet.  Hence, the need to try other salons.  I've been happy with the results, so far.

The one thing though. that always gets me though is how lifeless and limp my hair tends to look when newly treated.  It's always the case wherever I have my tresses done.  It will look it's best at least a month or 2 after treatment.  It was onl…

Style for Less: Ballerina Flats (Tory Burch vs Kamiseta)

Have you ever noticed how fashionable high-end items just keep on being reinvented by some other brand.  Well after having my eyes checked for fear of seeing doubles (normal daw sabi ni Doc), I decided to scour through the malls in search of fashion doppelgangers.

***
THE SPLURGE: Tory Burch's Reva ballerina flats (USD195 or around Php9,000)

When well-known American fashion designer Tory Burch released her line of Reva ballerina flats, it was an instant hit.  Known for its incredibly comfortable material and structure with a nicely padded sole and an elasticized heel, these babies made a killing and everyone wanted one. 

How to Apply for a Philippine Postal ID Card

I've said it once and I'll say it again, woe to the newly married woman who has, for years, have gotten so used to her surname only to find that a single (wedding) day, will change this familiarity forever.

I have to admit, it was not easy for me to adapt to a new surname, due mainly for professional reasons.  Throughout my profession career, I have been known by my maiden name and to have to inform all my contacts of the change was, well, too tiresome.  And so I decided to go the hypenated route and I eventually ended up with 2 surnames.  Such was the compromise!  =)