Shanghai Lo 上海佬蟹莊: Restaurant Review

Shanghai Lo 上海佬蟹莊: Restaurant Review

Shanghai Lo at the Tonno Wan Chai has renamed itself the "Crab Kitchen"

Spot The Food  Spot The Food  on 25 Jan '16

Renaming itself the “Crab Kitchen”, Shanghai Lo in Wanchai is introducing a new focus on their Shanghainese menu with a variety of crab dishes sourced from around the world.

Other than regular and contemporary Shanghainese and Cantonese cuisines, the extensive crab tasting menu richly showcases some of the best crab specialties created by executive chef Cheung Kam Wah, who is a veteran of Pang’s Kitchen, a Michelin-starred restaurant, and the Royal Garden Hotel.

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen

Shanghai Lo

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Fresh Crab

Local bread crab

A warm welcome started with their signature appetiser plate, which includes eggplant with diced preserved egg, crab meat croquette, Huadiao chicken and a lovely caviar smoked egg.

The chilled crab claw jelly is delightful when dipped in the sweetened Zhenjiang vinegar.

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Smoked Egg, Appetizer

Signature platter

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Crab Claw Jelly

Chilled crab claw jelly

The appetiser plate is followed up by the fresh crab soup that's served stylishly in a Chinese teapot. The clear broth is long-boiled with thunder crab, aka stone crab or local bread crab, which results in a truly outstanding flavour.

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Crab Soup Teapot

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Crab Soup Teapot

Signature fresh crab soup in a teapot

The menu then extends to some Chinese specialties such as Wagyu beef rolled in fried rice paper and deep fried chicken with desiccated coconut. 

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, wagyu Beef roll

Deep-fried beef rolls with homemade spicy sauce

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Deep Fried Coconut Chicken

Crispy signature chicken with coconut flavour

There is also steamed red crab in egg yolk, Huadiao and chicken oil, Taiwanese-style mud crab and a hearty bowl of water crab congee to complete the experience.

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Steamed Red Crab with Huadiao and Chicken Oil

Steamed red crab with Huadiao & chicken oil

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Baked Crab in Casserole

Baked green crab with ginger, spring onions & basil in a casserole

To finish, the Shanghai Lo dessert platter is indeed a feast, no matter who you are. From sesame dumplings to osmanthus puddingegg white balls with a custard filling to a red bean pastries, everything has been made delicately and is served in addition to a bowl of sweet ginger soup that comes with purple sweet potato crystal dumplings.

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Dessert Platter, Sesame dumpling, osmanthus pudding, red bean pastry

Shanghai Lo dessert platter

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, egg white balls with custard

Egg white balls filled with custard

Offered year round, this special crab menu can surely fulfill any and all crab-lovers!

Shanghai Lo, Crab Kitchen, Purple sweet potato dumplings, ginger soup

Purple sweet potato crystal dumplings in ginger soup

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Shanghai Lo 上海佬蟹莊

Website / Tel: 3125-3232

Open Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30

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