[Shanghai Girl Eats] Hello Miss Dong / Hello董小姐
Hello Miss Dong / Hello董小姐 | Dianping
Address: 178 Yongkang Lu near Xiangyang Lu / 永康路178号(襄阳南路)
Date visited: 2015.08
Price: <RMB¥100 per person unless you are me and eat the whole menu
Will return: Yes
What to get:
– House-made soy milk
– Potato fritata
– Har cheong gai
– 3 Gorges smoked rib stew
– Singapore style curry chicken
Hello Miss Dong is a quaint little restaurant on the quieter side of Yongkang Lu opened by Singaporean expat Fred Lin, who in his spare time also dabbles in food blogging as The Shanghai Kid. The restaurant is aptly named after Fred’s wife Miss Dong, who can be seen tending to guests in the restaurant. Hello Miss Dong serves up a simple and homey Singaporean menu with a few modern day inspirations. Pretty good.
House-made soy milk (RMB¥18) served hot or cold
Reminiscent of Shanghai street-side breakfast soy milk — except actually clean. I recommend ordering it hot.
Potato fritata (RMB¥18/28; large portion shown)
A hash brown pancake fried golden crisp. Nicely seasoned.
Har cheong gai (RMB¥38 for 4 wings) fried chicken wings marinated in shrimp paste
Juicy meat under super crispy and flavorful skin. Really, really good.
Bak kut teh (RMB¥28/48; large portion shown) Singaporean herbal pork rib soup
I am pretty indifferent to bak kut teh and have not felt strongly about any the that I have had yet. For soup here, I personally like the 3 Gorges smoked rib stew more but that is a much bigger commitment (literally) as it only comes in a large portion for sharing.
3 Gorges smoked rib stew (RMB¥68)
The soup is ultra savory and flavorful from simmering in the cured smoked ribs. White rice soaking good.
Singapore style curry chicken (RMB¥28/58; large portion shown)
My favorite dish here — the chicken was so tender and fell right off the bone. As far as curries go in my book, this is one of the better ones. Definitely eat this with a bowl of white rice.
Mama’s braised pork (RMB¥48) with quail eggs
A bit thin and one dimensional on the sauce. I prefer sauces with a slight tinge of sweetness like on Taiwanese braised pork rice or the thicker Shanghainese braised pork belly.
Sambal kang kong (RMB¥28) morning glory stir fried in home-made sambal sauce
The sambal sauce came off a little too strong and did not click with me (sounds like a date gone wrong). Anyway, not for me but maybe for other people.