[Shanghai] Yuan Yuan 圆苑
圆苑酒家 Yuan Yuan | Dianping
Address: 襄阳北路108号(近淮海中路) – 108 Xiangyang North Road near Huaihai Middle Road (徐汇区 Xuhui District)
Date visited: 2013.05
Total bill: RMB¥58 per person + additional for tea and extras
Will return: Definitely
Shout out to all the Asian girls let the lights dim sum. That’s right: 圆苑 Yuan Yuan is a family-style chain restaurant in Shanghai but I don’t believe all locations serve all you can eat dim sum so go to this one.
You can order as much as you want (within reason of course). The one condition is that you can only order twice so I would advise placing the first order with all the dishes you want to eat and placing the second order with anything that you liked the first time and want to eat more of. Make sure to ask the server the quantity in each dish because some items are on a per piece basis and you don’t want to end up with one baozi for the whole table. There are some items you will have to add a few RMB for such as prawn dumplings (RMB¥1 per dumpling) and tea (RMB¥5 per person) and those items are marked with their prices. We got 20 different dishes and re-ordered a few that we liked the second time.
There were some dishes that we didn’t know and when we asked our server what she recommended, her response was “just get all of them” without even hesitating. You can literally be like give me 10 egg tarts and they will give you 10 egg tarts.
荠菜肉丝炒年糕 Jicai/Shepherd’s Purse and Pork Sticky Rice Cake
XO酱萝卜糕 XO Sauce Turnip Cake
荷香糥米鸡 Glutinous Chicken Rice Wrapped in Lotus Leaf
三丝炸春卷 Spring Rolls
XO酱炒银芽 Bean Sprout in XO Sauce
白灼时蔬 Seasonal Vegetable
The actual vegetable varies depending on what is available.
金牌蒸凤爪 Steamed Chicken Feet
香煎萝卜糕 Fried Turnip Cake
本帮锅贴 Fried Dumplings
圆苑虾饺皇 Prawn Dumplings (extra RMB¥1 per dumpling)
鲜肉小笼包 Pork Xiaolongbao
蜜汁叉烧包 Char Siu (Barbecued Pork) Bao
蜜汁叉烧酥 Flakey Char Siu (Barbecued Pork) Pastry
葡式焗蛋挞 Portuguese Egg Tart
Flakey crust–well done.
蛋黄豆沙包 Bean Paste and Egg Yolk Bao
顺德双皮奶 Double Layer Milk Custard
莲子谷米露 Sweet Lotus Seed Soup (Left), 椰子西米露 Coconut Tapioca Pudding (Right), 蜂蜜龟苓膏 Honey Herbal Jelly Soup (Center)
泰式雪梅酿 Thai Style Glutinous Rice Ball with Cream and Mango