New Shanghai

Great dim sum at a vibrant eatery in The Dubai Mall
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Time Out Says

We’re not short of options for decent dim sum here in Dubai, but that’s not to say we don’t welcome more of the dumpling-y treats with open chopsticks.

New Shanghai, which opened recently in The Dubai Mall, is a cool, family-friendly spot that’s perfect for a mid-shopping break. The décor is fun and vibrant with massive murals – an average mall pit-stop this is not.

There are plenty of tasty-sounding options on the menu with oodles of dim sum, wontons, dumplings, buns and more.

The dumplings are perfectly cooked, with just enough flavoursome broth spilling out after every satisfying bite. They’re available with fillings ranging from pan-fried crab and chicken to camel (if you’re feeling especially daring). The spring onion pancakes are a little too over-fried for our liking, but it’s a minor hiccup.

If you’re after something a little more filling there are main courses with all the Asian staples on there (think kung pao chicken, sweet and sour chicken, salt and pepper prawns and crispy duck). There’s also a vast selection for veggies, which gets a massive tick from us.

Don’t miss the chocolate buchi balls. The small rice cakes filled with Nutella are prepared from scratch, and are served hot and gooey.

There’s also a fabulous kids’ menu offers smaller versions of the restaurant’s signature dishes including stir-fried noodles as well as sweet and sour chicken. Even better, all of the dishes on the children’s menu are served with free fresh juice.

Of course, family is an extremely important concept in China and everything here is served to share. But we won’t judge you if you can’t help but keep all those delicious dumplings all for yourself.

The bottom line
Top-notch dishes you don’t want to miss.

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 06 Aug 2018

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