Yangs Dumplings [小杨生煎], Shanghai

Here I am at Yang's Dumplings for the second time since my last visit to Shanghai last year. The dumplings and noodles left me a strong impression, which I could not forget since.

We ordered our favourites and new dishes that once again left us yearning for more.

Mung Bean Noodles and Spare Ribs [大骨头粉丝汤], RMB15

A simple, yet light noodle dish comprising spare ribs, fried beancurd, dried shrimps and vermicelli is like "chicken soup for the sou"l. The bland soup base with huge ribs can sate your hunger at an affordable price, especially when you are feeling unwell. However, it was highly forgettable, nothing to rave for. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Spicy & Sour Rice Noodles with Beef [牛肉酸辣粉牛], RMB15

Chewy rice noodles cooked in spicy and sour soup was an extremely satisfying dish to start your day. The spicy and sour broth was delicious and warmed your chilling body. This noodle dish came with diced beef, and lots of Chinese parsley. The Chinese parsley gave that added fragrance making enticing. An absolute delightful dish. (Food rating: 4/5)

Mung Bean Noodles and Fried Tofu and Beef Curry Soup [油豆腐牛肉粉丝汤 (咖喱)], RMB10

The mung bean noodles in beef curry soup reminded me of lamb (kambing) soup with noodles. The light kambing soup with mung vermicelli and beef slices were quite palatable. If the noodles could be a little more chewy and the soup a little richer, this noodle dish might become a hot seller. Perhaps the restaurant could add more Chinese Parsley and it would be more fragrant. (Food rating: 2.5/5)

Yang's fried pork chop [南炸猪排], RMB 12

Deep fried in golden brown colour, the pork chops tasted very much like the ones in Taipei. At the same instance, I thought that I might be in Taipei. The chops came with two dips - ketchup and Hoisin sauce. Honestly, the pork chops tasted better with ketchup than the latter. A great side dish to accompany the meat dumplings [煎包]. (Food rating: 3.5/5)

Yang's dumplings [小杨生煎], RMB8

Famous for its pan fried dumplings, Yang's dumplings were like Nanxiang's steamed buns [小杨生煎]. The dumplings were filled with rich naturally-sweet broth that they were a delight. The way you eat the dumplings must first bite a small hole on the dumplings, then drink the broth and finally eat the dumplings and minced meat together. Fruit vinegar goes well with the dumplings. (Food rating: 4.5/5)

Address: 97 Huanghe Rd, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
Price: $
Rating: 4/5
Recommendations: Yang's dumplings, Sour & Spicy Beef Noodles, Pork Chops