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[Shanghai] Yue 1525

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Yue 1525

Add: 2/F, 1525 Dingxi Lu, near Changning Lu / 定西路1525号, 近长宁路
Tel: 6225 8665
Hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30-10pm
Price: 70~100 RMB/person
Visited: Dec 2010

A recently-opened Canotnese restaurant adjacent to the New World Mayfair Hotel in Zhong Shan Park.  Pleasant environment, good food, and friendly service. Until Dec 31st, lunch hour dim sum items are only 15 RMB each. There are only 15 days left, so hurry up and weave this into your itinerary!

The decoration is nothing fancy, but overall pleasant enough. Since the all the dim sum items were on promotion, we went straight to menu and ordered away. I’ve included the price FYI, but for now everything except the noodles and stir-fried vegetables (which are not on the dim sum menu) is 15 RMB:

XO 醬炒蘿蔔糕 Stir-fried turnip cakes with XO chili sauce (18 RMB).

晶瑩鮮蝦餃 Steamed shrimp dumplings (22 RMB).

麻香叉燒酥 Barbeque pork puff pastry (18 RMB).

原只鮮蝦腸 Steamed rice rolls with shrimps (28 RMB).

清炒時蔬 Stir-fried vegetables.

瑤柱珍珠雞 Glutinous rice with chicken wrapped in lotus leaves (22 RMB).

紅油抄手 Dumpling in spicy sauce.

炒麵 Fried noodles in soya sauce (38 RMB).

時菜牛肉球 Steamed beef ball with water chestnut (18 RMB).

迷你蛋撻 Mini egg tarts (15 RMB).

楊枝甘露 Mango dessert with sago and pomelo (22 RMB).

With the discount, we were happily stuffed at around 60 RMB per head. Among the dishes I tried, my favorites were: steamed shrimp dumplings (thin, transluscent, and chewy skin enveloping plump shrimp filling), glutinous rice with chicken wrapped in lotus leaves (perfectly sticky, with a hint of lotus leaf fragrance), barbeque pork puff pastry (sweet and salty) and stir-fried turnip cakes with XO chili sauce (a bit on the salty side but still quite yummy). The desserts were also delicious and I won’t hesitate to order them again.

The price performance ratio of Yue 1525 is perfect for a casual meal. It’s positioned right at the middle – a much better dining environment and service compared to Bi Feng Tang, at a price much less compared to Yi Long Court. I suppose this place isn’t expensive even without the discount, but why not try it while the deal is still on?

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December 14th, 2010 at 12:18 am