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[Shanghai] Dian Shi Zhai 點石齋小宴

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Dian Shi Zhai 點石齋小宴

Add: 320 YongJia Lu, near XiangYang Nan Lu 永嘉路320号, 近襄阳南路
Tel: 5465 0270
Hours: [lunch] 11:00am~2:00pm [dinner] 5:30pm~9:30pm
Price: 100~130 RMB/person
VIsited: May 2011

More elegant than Old Jesse, less posh than Yuan Yuan and Jade Garden, Dian Shi Zhai falls squarely in the mid-range Shanghainese restaurant category. Its understated storefront and simple decor are oddly charming, and its dishes, though slightly on the salty side, do not disappoint.

Everything we tried are worth ordering again. I’ve typed up the dish names exactly as they appear on the menu (whether the English makes sense of not) so you can easily refer to them at the restaurant.

Left: Cooked vegetables 重料寧式烤菜 (20 RMB)
Center: Cooked small dried shrimps with dehydrated bean curd silk 揚州開陽煮乾絲 (58 RMB)
Right: Cooked crucial with scallion shallot 寧式蔥烤鯽魚 (38 RMB)

Left: Cooked pork pieces and eggs with special sauce 本幫燒肉醬燴蛋 (78 RMB)
Center: Vegetable rice 菜飯 (6 RMB)
Right: Hen soup in clay pot 屯習老母雞沙鍋 (98 RMB/half a chicken, 178 RMB/whole chicken)

Fried rice cake 糍飯糕.

What I do like about Dian Shi Zhai is the quiet setting, the comfortably spaced tables, and of course the delicious dishes. Reserve tables near the windows to avoid being seated at the center of the room, where you’ll feel waitresses brushing up behind you constantly.

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May 12th, 2011 at 10:33 pm