The Dining Room: Shanghainese Food

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Shanghai is on the top of my to-visit wish list at the moment, but since I’m in Hong Kong right now, what I like to do is try various Shanghainese food eateries until I get to visit Shanghai one day!

I’ve been to The Dining Room a few times and since I liked the food and the casual and modern ambience of the place, I wanted to share it here! Click below for more pictures and prices. :)

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The Dining Room (南小館 in Chinese) is not the most affordable place for Shanghainese cuisine to me, but I guess this is down to personal preference! I found most of the food yummy though. :) With that said, I’m no foodie expert but I hope this post will be useful if you’re looking for some Shanghainese food in Hong Kong!

I’ll start with the first photo above: on the left is the spicy smoked duck breast (served with clear noodles) – HK$48 and on the right is my favourite 生煎包! They are pan-fried pork buns and cost HK$38 for four pieces.

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Another snapshot of them haha! The soup on the left is a Shanghai style hot and sour soup (HK$38).

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Left: Fried rolls! How do you eat yours? I love them both ways – steamed or fried! (HK$18)
Right: Fish and salted veggie noodles. (HK$58)

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Chicken fillets served with vegetable rice (HK$58)

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The Dining Room has three locations in Hong Kong, but I’ve only been to the branch in Hysan Place shopping mall in Causeway Bay. All snapshots from this post are from the Causeway Bay branch but I’ll leave all the location details at the end of this post!

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Here’s a view of Hong Kong from the high seats next to the windows. Old buildings, new buildings and hills peeking out from the background.

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Back to the food! I pretty much always order 小龍包 (steamed pork dumplings) wherever it’s available, Shanghainese eatery or otherwise. The Dining Room offers a few varieties but I got the standard steamed pork with soup. Yum. :) (HK$38)

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Beef shank soup served with noodles and salted veggies (HK$48)

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Pork and watercress wontons (HK$36)

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Chicken soup (HK$42)

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And dessert to wrap everything up! I’m a huge fan of mangoes and mango related dishes but even though this mango pudding was good, it was surprisingly small, only filling up half a glass jar. (HK$22)

By the way, do leave a comment if you have any recommendations for Shanghainese cuisine in Hong Kong! I’m always up for trying new places. :D

The Dining Room 南小館
12/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay
(Causeway Bay station – Exit F2)

Other branches:

Shop 07, Level 4A, Langham Place, Mongkok
Shop G53A, Telford Plaza 1, Kowloon Bay
Shop 501, 5/F, The ONE, Tsim Sha Tsui

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