We tried their dim sum a month ago and fell in love with their radish pastry. When we were there, we saw a lot of people order Pork Shank Shanghaiese style. As we wanted to try the dim sum, we didn't order it but the image of that three pork shanks kept flashing in my mind.
So we went there yesterday. It wasn't that busy as everyone might be barbecuing in their backyards.
We were pleasantly greeted by the waitress and led to the booth. As our mind was set on the pork shank we didn't know what to order other than that. The waitress noticed that we were in lost and came to help us. She suggested us to have a lighter dish called Pork roll with bean curd to go with the Pork Shanks. We thought it was a great idea.
Knowing that pork shanks took hours to prepare, we expected that they must have made it in advance and what they had to do was to reheat it. Nevertheless, we still had to wait around 20 minutes for the pork shanks to arrive. Even we had noise coming out from our stomach, we considered it as a good sign since good food always takes time to prepare.
After serving the pork shanks and pork roll to our table, the waitress went to get us the rice which became the longest two minutes in our life.
We cut the one of the shanks into smaller piece, dipped it into the brown sauce and put it into my mouth with some rice in a split second.
Oh! My Lord! It was so good. The meat was in perfect tenderness and the sauce was just in the right sweetness. The fat melted into a jello-like layer. We chowed down a whole bowl of rice in five minutes. We almost forgot about the pork roll.
If you like sweet soy sauce and you don't mind some fats, you really should try it. It is $14.95 which include three pieces of shanks per order.