On our last day, as we reflected on the various foods we had in HK, we concluded that sometimes the flavours or ingredients in HK cuisine were a bit strange. For example, when the food was sweet and salty at the same time (the pork buns at TWH), or their obsession with ham / spam. Comparatively, as one of my friends put it, “we eat normal food in Shanghai!”
Nowadays, with the ever expanding migrant workforce, cuisines from all over China are available in Shanghai. But my relatives would only ever take me to restaurants that does traditional Shanghai-ese food. One because they are accustomed to and prefer ‘our food’ and two so that I can eat ‘our food’ which isn’t available in Sydney. Not that I mind this, but it would inevitably cause my cousins to roll their eyes and say how this is “old people food”
So this is a post about normal, old people food.
梅龙镇酒家 Mei Long Zhen Restaurant
Mei Long Zhen is one of those old school Shanghai restaurants that’s been around since the glory days of the 30s. These days, it relies heavily on the reputation of being an old brand.
We purchased a ￥190 deal online, which got us…
MLZ is located at No 22, Lane 1081, West Nanjing Rd