Shanghai’s got plenty of Hong Kong-style restaurants, although most serve up mediocre versions of the metropolis’ classic dishes. Xin Wang ranks as one of the few eateries that actually pulls off the re-creation, and the evidence is clear through the many locals who continually return for more. Be forewarned that lunch and dinner hours can get very busy, meaning service can be patchy and inconsistent. That said, you’ll soon see the food speaks for itself; enough so that you’ll forgive whatever snags you encounter with your servers.
Start off with favorites like their porridge, milk tea, roast meat platter, vegetables served on ice with wasabi sauce, shrimp wanton soup or massive slices of decadent french toast topped with generous dollops of butter. Then work your way through the menu as you see fit. Trust us when we say that whatever you choose, you’re in for a treat. Xin Wang also operates at another just-as-popular location with longer opening hours (Daily, 7am-5am) at No. 175 Changle Lu, near Maoming Nan Lu.