The newest restaurant to open in iSquare is modern Shanghainese restaurant Shanghai Popo. We had our first dinner there.
This restaurant took over the location of Kraze Burger on the 6th floor.
We were very hungry when we went to Shanghai Popo that’s why each person ordered what they wanted and that’s how 3 people ended up with 9 dishes. Thankfully all the dishes were small and I’m proud to say we finished everything except for some fried rice. Everything was good!!
We started our meal with a cold dish of fresh bamboo shoots in soy sauce. Surprisingly nice.
I really liked the minced chicken with plenty of pine nuts which you stuff into a crispy sesame pocket. The flavor of the chicken mixture was mild so the pine nuts stood out.
Salty Yunnam ham stewed in sweet honey sauce is my dad’s all-time favorite dish. Here a thin sheet of crispy beancurd skin is added for texture. Get a steamed bun and add a slice each of ham and beancurd sheet for a delicious Chinese ham sandwich.
The spareribs were a bit tough but I really enjoyed the sweet and sour sauce made with Chinese black vinegar.
This small fried fish with lots of garlic is a staple in Shanghainese cuisine.
I don’t know why mom loves rice cakes but she ate almost all of this.
I was soooo in love with this simple fried rice. I don’t even remember what’s in it but this is a MUST ORDER!!! I can eat this by itself and call it a complete meal.
The prices were very, very reasonable.
We enjoyed our dinner so much we went back for lunch the next day.
Unique to Shanghainese cuisine are cold dishes like these. From left to right: wuxi crispy eel, wheat gluten with bamboo shoots & bingo nuts, sweet & sour spareribs, pot jellied ham.
I made a mistake of ordering almost all similar items. The names led me to believe they were something else. One order of fried bun is good but 3 is too much. Let’s just say we enjoyed dinner much more.
Our dessert of sticky rice too so long to come out and when it did the rice inside wasn’t cooked yet so we returned this. Next time I go back I’m sticking to their specialty dishes and maybe the steamed dumplings and xiao long boa. I’m skipping the fried buns.
Shanghai Popo 上海婆婆
Shop 605-606, 6/F, iSQUARE, 63 Nathon Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
telephone: 2806 1833