Monday, June 28, 2010

Shanghai - Song Yue Lou (松月楼)

*picture taken from guoli web*

The last of my shanghai stint was at Song Yue Lou Vegetarian restaurant. This restaurant has been in operations since 1910 and is still seeing brisk business to date. I guess its also because of its strategic location where it is the only veg place available for tourists in that vincinity. Anyway, it is located along the old streets of Yu yuan and the old buildings of the Cheng Huang temple which is a famous tourist attraction.

Abalone mushrooms with brocolli

A pretty normal dish that can hardly go wrong. As mentioned in my previous china posts, I love how fresh vegetables are in China perhaps due to the fact that they are cooked at most 1-2 days late. We will never get such freshness in SG.

Spicy sauce Fish

Was looking for some spice but was truely shocked by how spicy this was! Totally suited my taste but may not be good for the weak stomach. If you refer to the green little things in this dish, they are not green peas, but little green chili, and there were tons of them in this dish alone. The sauce was special with this spicy sichuan flavour. Fish wise, nothing much, as it was the usual beancurd sheet-made fishes that we can get in most suppliers' stores. Great to go with rice.

Crab Roe beancurd

A total disappointment, as I was not able to make out what the orangey spread was. Doesnt taste like carrot or mock floss. This dish was soaked in oil and was tasteless. Perhaps its a local dish which I was not able to appreciate. Xun was telling me that the crab roe at Gong De Lin was much better, a pity a didnt get a chance to taste it.

Price wise, I couldnt recall each individual rate, but it was around RMB 30 per dish. They also do sell economical dishes like noodle soup at RMB 25 per bowl. Do note that a lot of dishes are done using gluten. Famous Dish: Vegetarian Bun

Location: 老城隍庙百翎路23号, Near Yu Yuan


Opening Hrs: 6am - 8pm

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