Well, sadly i am not going out for dinner tonight ( the parentals are going with out me 😦 ( note the sad face in the title! ) . So i shall share with you my dissapointing yet good dining experience from last night!
Well, I went to this restaurant called ‘ New shanghi ‘ in charlestown, Newcastle ( sooo not afraid to name and shame these guys as trust me, they deserve it! ) with my brother and parents. I have actually been there many times before! The main reason most people go there ( maybe the only reason! not suprisingly!) are the dumplings! They YUM! But other than that the service is shocking and so is the other dish portions! Especially if you are looking for something vegetarian! ( i shall get back to that later! ). Now don’t get me wrong, I have been there before and had some nice dishes but as i said the portions and service is shocking!
Back to the part about vegetarion options! So they randomly update the menu which is definitely not a bad thing but when you see the pictures youll understand! We read that they finally have just a dish with plain seasonal vegies cooked in either your choice of oyster sauce or garlic. We chose garlic. So here we are waiting for meals drinking jasmine tea which is always lovely ( as it is easy to make tea! ), when our vegie dumplings arive, then my brothers beef ones *note still no rice. which is supposed to come out first! then this plate of green comes out. Surely this couldn’t be the ‘ seasonal vegetables’ you must think? Think again, we get this tiny tiny, serve of green asian brocoli! I looooovvveeee brocoli but this was worth about 20 cents at the markets, and we were paying 10 bucks for it. No way was my dad paying for it! eventually we get our rice! but after to ages of complaining about this rip off, the bring us more of the same thing! instead of other vegetables. that was a long story cut short! but also may i add, who takes out the rubbish next to there customers while they are eating and takes there dumplings while they havent even finished them while they are still eating with out asking if their done!
verdict, 1 and a half stars ( just for the dumplings sake!) YOU CAN GET BETTER ONES AT THE NEWCASTLE FARMERS MARKETS ! FOR 1000x CHEAPER!!!!