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2018-05-27 2437 views
1957 & Company (company behind Paper Moon and Mango Tree) continued flexing their muscles in Causeway Bay this month. Having already launched Gonpachi and An Nam at Lee Garden, the hospitality group recently added a third restaurant to the mix with 10 Shanghai (十里洋場). 10 Shanghai is a stylish Shanghainese restaurant serving delicate Huaiyang cuisine with a modern twist.The first thing I noticed about this place, without even touching the food menu, was the noise level in the dining hall. The tab
10 Shanghai is a stylish Shanghainese restaurant serving delicate Huaiyang cuisine with a modern twist.
The first thing I noticed about this place, without even touching the food menu, was the noise level in the dining hall. The tables were a little too close to one other and it was almost like sitting besides a bunch of high-performance speakers and subwoofers. I can really feel the sound waves bouncing off my body left and right.
But I have to admit, I like their food menu and there're a number of reasons behind. For one, it has pretty good coverage including snacks (3 pages on this section alone), seafood, soup, meat and poultry, vegetables, dim sum, rice and noodle, and dessert. Prices are pretty reasonable considering it's located in a prime location in Causeway Bay and last but not least, the contemporary twist on some of the classical dishes, it's a breath of fresh air.
Crispy bean curd roll with black truffle (黑松露脆皮上素鵝) ($98) - I have always been a big fan of crispy bean curd rolls, or vegetarian goose as it's often called. These were pretty nice and good work by the black truffle sauce to make them even more tasty (Grade: 7/10).
Sizzling steam-fried Shanghai pork buns (鐵板灌湯生煎包) ($64) - Much much better than the xiao long bao.
Golden glutinous rice cake (老上海粢飯糕) ($56) - Everyone was pushing for this dish so despite not being a fan of glutinous rice (unless it's a dessert), I decided not to put up a fight.
Shanghainese style stir-fried noodle (上海粗炒) ($108) - Pretty tasty and not as greasy as the ones from most traditional Shanghainese restaurants (Grade: 7/10).
There were some hit-and-misses here and there but I thought the dim sums and snacks were quite nice. They've got to do something with the noise level though. It's supposed to be an upscale restaurant but it felt more like a cha chaan teng as we had to literally yell at each other to get our conversation going.