Tai Kang Shi Pin (泰康食品), Shanghai, China (Food rating: 3/5)

Upon our arrival in Shanghai, we searched for the first Chinese restaurant we dined in the city many years ago. However, we could not find the restaurant. All we could remember was its posh upholstery located at the second floor along Nanjing East Pedestrian Street (南京东路). 

Feeling famished, we entered a restaurant called Tai Kang Shi Pin (泰康食品) and ordered two bowls of noodles and a serving of crabmeat soup dumplings (小笼包). I had a mushroom and pork cutlet soup noodles and my friend had a abalone pork soup noodles. We spent a total of RMB 112 (SGD 20) for the entire dinner. 

I must caution that the portion was huge. If you are a small eater, I strongly suggest sharing with someone. Otherwise, you will be wasting food. 

Mushrooms and Pork Chop Noodles (双菇大排面) (see photo above), priced at RMB 28, were normally nice. The broth was normal but the pork cutlet was very tender and juicy. The noodles were too much for me to finish alone. My overall dining experience for this noodles were so so. I could not say that I love it too much. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

The Spicy Fish Noodles (辣酱爆鱼面), priced at RMB28, was not bad. Though it was said to be spicy, it was only average (2.5/5) level. The fish meat was fresh. The noodles was more flavourful. (Food rating: 3.5/5)

Crab Meat Dumpling (蟹粉小笼包), priced at RMB 40, were not bad. I liked the thin skin with crabmeat. The soup tasted sweet but with a tint of ‘fishy’ taste. (Food rating: 3/5)

Address: 黄浦区 南京东路766号1楼(近西藏中路), 766 Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Price: $
Rating: 2.5/5
Stuffness Level (How full you are): 5/5