Shanghai Ren Jia 上海人家 @AMK

Cosy little shop

Cosy little shop

Been here a few times but there was always a long queue outside. Even when we sat down at the table, there would still be a long wait for the food to be prepared. So since we had time this evening, and since there were empty tables around, we decided to just drop by!

This little shop used to be at Yio Chu Kang Road but has shifted to this little neighbourhood near us a few years back. There are <10 tables inside and the seating capacity is extremely small. And the chef and his wife insist to only cook when order, even with the more intricate dishes, so there is always a long wait for the food to be served. And they cook in batches. So if you order for example, Xiao Long Bao with the other tables, then it will be served together. But if the rest ordered XLB and you ordered something else, then it will be a long wait.

There is also only one single size of the portions so if you are in a big group, you may need to order 2 or 3 servings. The menu is pretty limited but they are quite good at what they offer.

Between the two of us, we always order the signature 生煎小笼 or Fried Bun (生煎包) and Soup Dumpling (小笼包).

Fried Bun (生煎包)

Fried Bun (生煎包)

Soup Dumpling (小笼包)

Soup Dumpling (小笼包)

The drunken chicken had a very strong alcohol taste, but so addictive… The 梅菜扣肉 came with 3 thin slices per pax and very little 梅菜, but the 梅菜 was oh-so-flavorful…

Drunken Chicken

Drunken Chicken

梅菜扣肉

梅菜扣肉

Egg with yellow chives was another of our favourites, stir-fry dou miao here was very good! And it helped to balance out a bit after all the meat dishes.

Egg with yellow chives

Egg with yellow chives

Stir-fry Dou Miao

Stir-fry dou miao

Wifey is not a very hugh fan of this noodles with pork ribs, but I liked it… A dessert that was not in the menu, 南瓜饼 with red bean paste fillings. The pumpkin exterior was made with mochi, so wifey didn’t particularly enjoy it.

Dried Noodle with Pork Ribs

Dried Noodle with Pork Ribs

南瓜饼 with red bean paste fillings

南瓜饼 with red bean paste fillings

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