Impeccable food @ Imperial Peking

People might think I eat out a lot but so does my sister! So when she asked me what I wanted to eat while visiting in Sydney, of course I said yum cha, she knew exactly where to take me. Though the sports club looked a bit dingy and going up countless escalators made me dizzy, it was well worth it.

It was busy so there’s a high turn over of food, there is a lot of staff to cater for the size of the restaurant so finished plates were taken away promptly, tea was refilled constantly and it didn’t take long to wait for a table.

I’m ready to go!

Here comes the trolley!

Congee- pork with century egg

Stocking up!

Combination dumpling-  nice and crispy with a perfect balance of salty and sweet.

BBQ pork bun- no yum cha is complete without one (or more) of these.

Chicken feet– not for me but I guess I can’t eat everything


BBQ pork rice roll

Pork ribs with rice– YUM! My favourite!

A pot of ‘Puerh’ tea to wash it all down.

Food was delicious with good service. Would go here again if I knew how to get there/if I was in the area. 

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Old favourites at New Shanghai

Being interstate from my family means I don’t get to go to as many family gatherings as I’d like but I was able to attend a double birthday dinner @ the ‘New Shanghai’ while I was visiting in Sydney recently. There are several locations of this franchise but we went to the one in Chatswood.

While waiting for everyone to arrive, I started drooling over the dozens of dumplings that were being made fresh and steamed in the front window of the restaurant.

Keep in mind I was eating with a table of 10 people and not by myself (we ordered multiple things so we didn’t miss out on anything).

Shallot pancake- slightly oily but still tasty.

Deep fried crispy skin chicken with special garlic & chilli sauce

Hot, spicy and sour soup with shredded pork and bean curd

Drunken chicken

Stewed beef shank in five spice sauce

Shanghai noodle stir fried with shredded pork & vegetable- mmmm I love me some noodles!

Duck-  I can’t exactly remember what this dish is called and I couldn’t find it on the online menu either. Sorry!

Pan fried pork dumpling– this is one of my favourite things to eat! These were SOOOOOOO nice and a good size too! The only bad side is that as I was taking a bite out of one (out of many) dumpling, it’s juices exploded onto my dress  

Combination stir fried in hot & spicy paste served with cold noodle- this was rather quite hot and I couldn’t eat too much of it.

New Shanghai Xiao Long Bao- Steamed mini pork buns- delicious but not the nicest ‘xiao long bao’ I’ve eaten.

There were juices inside though!

Everything came out rather fast and hot! All the food was delicious, in particular their pan fried pork dumplings (I’m getting hungry just writing about them!). Just ordering bits and pieces for the whole table meant lots of variety and it didn’t cost very much either (and then the bill was even less again aided by a NSW entertainment book voucher- yay!). I would just come here again (even if by myself) and just order lots of dumplings. 


Chatswood Chase

Shop B-038, Chatswood Chase
Chatswood, NSW 2067
+61 2 9412 3358


Shop 20, Lemon Grove Plaza
Chatswood, NSW 2067
+61 2 9415 3536


273 Liverpool Rd
Ashfield, NSW 2131
+61 2 9797 7284

Bondi Junction

Shop FC04, Level 5, Westfield
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
+61 2 93864623


Shop L01 1035, Charlestown Square
Charlestown, NSW 2290
+61 2 4943 5857

New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant on Urbanspoon