Tim Hing Restaurant: "Large restaurant on Wujiang Road" Shanghai Restaurant Tip by SWFC_Fan
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I ate at Tim Hing Restaurant on my first evening in Shanghai during a visit to the city in May 2008.
This local restaurant is located on the bustling food street of Wujiang Road, just off Nanjing Road West, about 10-15 minutes walk west of People’s Square.
Having browsed the various food stalls and simple restaurants of Wujiang Road, soaked up the tempting aromas, watched locals tucking into their dumplings, noodles and grilled meat and seafood, I realised that there wasn’t an English language menu (or any English language signs) in sight – so if I ordered anything on Wujiang Road, it would be a case of pointing and hoping for the best. On my first night in the city, I wasn’t quite ready to do that.
The one exception on Wujiang Road was Tim Hing Restaurant; a brightly lit restaurant with a smattering of English translations amongst the Mandarin signs. I took a seat by the window and scrutinised the extensive menu with most dishes translated into English.
The menu consisted of soups, udon noodles, soup noodles, dumplings, wantons and a variety of stir fries and noodle dishes containing beef, chicken, pork, duck or seafood. A couple of the more interesting dishes I noted were “trotters with peanuts” and “duck chin”.
The drinks menu was extensive and, as well as the usual choice of soft drinks, hot beverages and beers, there was coconut juice, sour plum juice and a variety of sago and gelatine drinks.
I opted for:
Singapore style noodles - Cost: 25 Yuan / 2 GBP
A plate of very oily noodles with small fried shrimps, strips of fried pork (like pencil thin sausages), bean sprouts, egg and green chilli peppers.
The menu indicated that this was a spicy dish, which was one of the reasons that I ordered it, but it wasn’t spicy at all. It was tasty enough and generally a nice meal, but it was far from spicy.
Lemon Coke - Cost: 8 Yuan / 0.65 GBP
A glass of Coke with ice and lemon. The waitress pointed at two Chinese symbols on the menu to determine which option I wanted. I assumed that these must be “large” and “small”, but in actual fact they were “hot” and “cold”. I’ve never tried hot coke, and this warm evening wasn’t the time to do so, so I opted for traditional cold Coke.
The largest and most westernised restaurant on Wujiang Road. A good choice of dishes and one of the few places in the area with English translations on their menu.
Address: Wujiang Road, Shanghai
Price Comparison: less expensive than average
Directions: Located on Wujiang Road, just off Nanjing Road West, 10-15 minutes walk from People's Square.
Price: less than US$10
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