Quick Review of Prawn Noodles at Tsui Wah, Shanghai

24th November 2013 / Shanghai

Just a quick review of my favourite item at Tsui Wah.

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Most, if not all foodies would be no strangers to this famous Hong Kong chain. Whilst some would argue that their standards have dropped ever since they started commercialising their outlets, I feel that the quality of their food while slightly pricey, is still above average on all of my visits.

One of my favourite items is their Shrimp Roe & Prawns with Tossed Noodles. Served with 5 huge de-shelled prawns, the noodles are lightly tossed in shallot oil and comes with a small dish of XO sauce that goes very very well when tossed together with the noodles.

The scatter of shrimp roe helps season the otherwise bland noodles and adds a layer of umami kick. Very delicious.

Total bill: ¥48

Author: Fred Lin

Fred "The Shanghai Kid" Lin was born in Singapore, and grew up in a family of foodies and home-cooks. He moved to Shanghai in 2007 and fell in love with the city, eventually carving a self-made career out of digital media design and development. He founded The Shanghai Kid food blog in 2013, and opened an award-winning Singaporean restaurant in 2014, which won CityWeekend's Outstanding Southeast Asian restaurant of the year in 2016. In 2017, he decided to reboot, and shut down all his businesses in Shanghai before moving back to Singapore with his wife. Fred plans to immigrate to Melbourne in the near future.

Tsui Wah

Address
(They have several branches in Shanghai) Tsui Wah Restaurant 1/F, SML Mall, 618 Xujiahui Lu 徐家汇路618号日月光中心广场1楼

Cuisine
Cantonese

City
Shanghai

Area
Huang Pu / Luwan

Landmarks
SML Mall

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