Z & Y Shanghai Cuisine is located in the same complex as the new Walmart on Garden City in Richmond. It seems fairly new so my family decided to check it out. It’s located beside Nando’s and across from Darumaya, the Japanese grocery store (they have pillowy-soft mochi there!).
Z & Y Shanghai Cuisine is the sister restaurant of Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine next to Aberdeen. I wonder what Z & Y stands for?
I’ve made multiple visits to Dinesty so I thought it was time to update my post. This was the culmination of two visits to the Aberdeen location. Dinesty is located on the second floor near Chef Hung and Guu. They have expanded again this year and now have a location near Metrotown as well.
Pictured above are the Shredded Pork in Hoisin Sauce with Pancakes and the Drunken Chicken. The pork is saucy but tasty and it’s always fun to make your own pancake wraps. The drunken chicken is served chilled and the portion is not that big but there’s plenty of wine flavour. Read more
Yuan’s Shanghai Serendipity Cuisine is a fairly new Shanghainese restaurant in Richmond. Located on Browngate road behind Aberdeen, it’s convenient to get to if you take public transit. They also have a parking lot beside the restaurant too or you can park at Aberdeen and sneak over like us.
We didn’t have a reservation so we walked in around 7pm and the manager spent several long minutes debating how to fit us in but he did give us a table! I was also glad that he spoke Cantonese as well because I tried to ask for a table in my terrible broken Mandarin so I was relieved I didn’t have to continue that.
The restaurant looks very classy and high-end inside! I love how all their chairs are blue. It’s very eye-catching and also my favourite colour. They really put a lot of effort into the decor. Price-wise, it wasn’t as steep as we thought too. Their entire menu (which is extensive) is available on Zomato and it includes photos of each item.
Chen’s Shanghai Kitchen is located in a plaza on Park Road just across from Richmond Centre. It’s hard to find parking in the parking lot during peak hours though since there are a few restaurants that share the parking lot.
I’ve heard a lot about their XLB’s so that was a must order item. Thankfully they lived up to the hype with a nice thin skin, smooth pork and lots of juice inside! I’m generally not too picky about XLB anyway. They’re almost always good. Read more
I’ve noticed Long’s Noodle House a few years ago when I went to Au Petite Cafe to try their bahn me sandwiches. Long’s Noodle House is right next door! I went pretty late at around 8:30pm so it was pretty empty and they said that they were closing soon so anything we order would be last call. The interior is small and sparsely decorated with one wall covered in a mirror to make it look bigger. The menu isn’t too big but it has all the classic Shanghainese dishes.
The first item we ordered was the Drunken Chicken. Read more
Disclaimer: All food was complimentary but opinions are my own
I was invited to another Chinese Bites dinner and this time it was at Nu Chinese Bistro. It’s located at Cosmo Plaza on Garden City and McKim Way. It’s on the second floor and the plaza was a bit difficult to find since there are so many there and I wasn’t sure which one it was. The restaurant looks pretty new and since they are located on the second floor they get lots of lighting.
We started off with the Xiao Long Bao (XLB). These were surprisingly big and super juicy! Read more
Top Shanghai is one of my favourite Shanghainese restaurants! My family went on a Monday and it wasn’t busy at all. They are usually packed on weekends. Their table spacing is quite cramped so it makes moving around difficult.
This was a Suzhou Style Spiced Smoked Fish. The flavour is a little bit sweet and the meat is still flaky but more tough and cooked through? It also has a lot of bones. Read more