Shanghai 10 @ Sungai Wang Plaza

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Shanghai 10 is a Hong Kong style eating establishment located at Sungai Wang Plaza. There was a promoter passing out 10% discount vouchers at the escalators so we decided to check the place out. The full color brochure is printed with tantalizing photos of the dishes, some of which were quite unique.

shanghai10 interior

Shanghai10 is a direct English translation of the Chinese name, which actually means “Shanghai Sky”. 10 and “tien” (sky) is phonetically similar. The interior of the place is plastered with ancient Chinese scrolls and paintings – all in a contiguous length covering the perimeter of the enclosure, which is pretty impressive.

shanghai10 drinks

The place is packed with patrons having brunch and we got ourselves a seat and decided to binge a little since we were famished from not having breakfast. My girlfriend went for the Iced Honey Lemon Jasmine Tea (RM 3.20) and I ordered Guinness Stout (RM 10.80) that still came in the old skool cans containing the proper 8% alcohol. ;)

shanghai10 shark fin

Double Boiled Seafood Soup Dumplings with Shark Fin (RM 12)
This is one of the signature soups of the place. It’s served with a rather generous portion of shark fin on top of the soup, which contains fish maw, crab sticks and several huge peeled prawns. The broth is hearty and delicious, especially with a dash of pepper after the shark fin has been consumed.

shanghai10 montage

Shanghai Special Fried Bean Sheet (RM 7.80)
This tasted really good, with generous portions of seafood. I love the fried bean sheet and was enthusing about it to my girlfriend. We don’t get that over here in Sarawak. The texture and size of the bean sheet is really nice.
Kei Chi Fried Rice (RM 5.80)
Kei Chi is the red bead thing that always goes into double boiled chicken soup. I don’t know what it’s called in English but its supposed help you with your eyesight. *shrugs* I didn’t find this dish particularly interesting.
Shanghai Double Boiled Soup Dumplings (RM 6.90)
This is the famous “xiao long pau” (small dragon buns) which is made with the chicken broth still inside the paper-thin wrap. Shanghai 10 does a good version of this. It’s topped with fish roe – a very nice touch.
Shanghai 10 Jade Shrimp Dumplings (RM 4.20)
This is the Shanghai 10 signature version of the popular dim sum. The har kaw comes with a huge, succulent prawn inside and it’s juicy and tender. Nice!

shanghai10 dragon

The Shanghai Double Boiled Soup Dumplings is supposed to be pierced first to let the chicken broth drain out before consuming. The ritual has a pragmatic rationale – the soup is scalding hot, as Doris found out when she accidentally scalded her tongue on it. Probably ruined her taste buds for the day, that. ;)

shanghai10 avocado

This is the house specialty dessert – Avocado with Kataifi (RM 5.20). It’s a Greek dessert originating from the Middle East, where it is known as Kanafeh. The crispy exterior of the Kataifi in Shanghai 10 goes well with the avocado paste inside. It’s a bit too oily for our tastes though.

shanghai10 durian

The other dessert we ordered is the Durian Pancake (RM 4.80). This dessert is served cold and comes in a durian skin wrap and a filling made of fresh durians. It’s absolutely fabulous! The sinfully delicious dessert is creamy and rich, and it comes highly recommended from me. :)

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Shanghai 10 is an agreeable dining experience for shopping mall standards. The bill came up to RM 62.80 for the two of us, after the 10% discount voucher that was passed to us at the elevator. I highly recommend it for the durian pancake. It’s heavenly!

(pun not intended)

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27 thoughts on “Shanghai 10 @ Sungai Wang Plaza

  1. Ooo…looks absolutely sinfully delicious! Must KIV and go at the 1st opportunity. More expensive by our local standard…but what the heck, must indulge once in a while!!! LOL!!!

  2. Not sure beer with dim sums. Cantonese people would so shock of it. Customs and see dim sums make me to go out to a teahouse in Chinatown.

  3. Well when a person who never tasted durian before it something must be eaten it as child to get use to it. My Burmese friend love durian only eat it at home.
    Love entries on foods and see it different from San Francisco but we have Shanghai teahouses too. Only none serve durians mainly Shanghai dim sums. Got to see Southeast Asia one day. As for May now where that treadmill in the basement I left it. You lucky guy never get fat!

  4. Enjoy food entries. I see your bloggers who on diets broke down thank to your photos. Always skinny so going out now for some dim sum.
    Bye.

  5. Never had durian and heard some like it some never. I am not sure about me with the durian pancake dessert. Maybe growing up never had it.
    Other foods look very good and will try them out.

  6. TNH: Yeah, it’s pretty good by mall standards…especially by Sungai Wang plaza standards. :)
    Foodpromotions: Will do. Cheers!
    sabahking: Everybody loves to it. It’s our national pasttime. :)
    Bear: Thanks! :)
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    julian: It tastes really good too, you should go check it out. :)
    Robb: Yeah, I was really impressed by it too. Chilled and full of durian goodness. I didn’t know there’s a Shanghai 10, much less one in Sungei Wang. We just went there coz of the promoter who gave us a menu and a 10% discount voucher.
    suituapui: Indeed…the occasional indulgence is good for the soul. ;)
    chefmel: It looks exactly alike, except they cut it in half. Shanghai 10 seems cheaper though since it had 3 instead of 2 for RM 4.20. :)
    kise: Thanks for the clarification. Much appreciated!
    e: Yeah, it’s pretty good, I like the extensive menu that they have and the featured items. Great stuff.
    KY: Indeed! I love the stuff, want to go back and eat it again.
    May: Haha! Sorry. :)
    Michale (Mike): Yeah, they usually drink tea but I’m not much of a tea person. Coffee or alcohol, stimulant or depressant. :)
    Erica: Hmm…I’ve seen people who tried durian for the first time and liked it for the custardy taste. They ate the Thailand ones though, which is less pungent and sweeter.
    I do get fat, I think I’m 70 kgs now. :)
    Sally: Here at sixthseal.com, we always aim to please. :)
    Jessie: I should put a disclaimer on the top of my blog next time. ;)
    Adam: Hey, that’s great. High metabolism eh? :)
    Pixeldoll: It seems that everyone is a big fan of the durian pancake. It’s really that good, eh? :)
    vik: Thanks for reading! Appreciate the support. :)
    Alice: It’s great stuff, durians. You should check it out. :)
    Keng: I love your philosophy on life. :)
    eksk: Cheers for the clarification. Thanks! :)

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