I went next door to Shanghai Night, because New Shanghai was packed.
The two distinct difference between the two restaurants is that New Shanghai (next door) use to have a similar semi-run-down decor, but got renovated about a year ago to more modern, ritzy decor by comparison. So patrons seem to be attracted to the shiny-new re-fit.
The other difference is consistency. Shanghai Night I feel at times taste better than New Shanghai and at times a shade under New Shanghai. Still good every time I go. I just think New Shanghai is a little more consistent with their golden-brown bottoms on the juicy pork buns, which are my number one favourite pick at these dumpling establishments. Just writing about it makes my mouth water.
So this time around, the pork buns were lovely and juicy with the soup oozing out and crispy and golden-brown on the base. The pan fried dumplings were also juicy and crispy on the bottom.
Dumpling craving satisfied.
Value for money: 8/10
Overall Score: 30/40