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.
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.
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.
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.
Deep-fried beef rolls with homemade spicy sauce
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.
Steamed red crab with Huadiao & chicken oil
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 pudding, egg 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 dessert platter
Egg white balls filled with custard
Offered year round, this special crab menu can surely fulfill any and all crab-lovers!
Purple sweet potato crystal dumplings in ginger soup
Shanghai Lo 上海佬蟹莊
Website / Tel: 3125-3232
Open Hours: Mon - Sun 11:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30
Source: Spot The Food - Crab House Feast