Just a quick report about a recent underwhelming visit to Skyland De Shanghai.
We ordered 8-9 dishes from a tome of a menu including:
Soup Dumplings - nasty meatball inside, Asian Legend's are much better.
Wonton soup - thick skin, bland cloudy white broth.
Shaghai Style Fried Rice - bland, mushy, luke warm, no breath of the wok.
Glazed Pork Belly - only tasty dish, so fatty one could only eat a tiny bit, we finished it ;D
Chicken with Bamboo - Bland, Mushy, Salty.
Wine Chicken - Served in ceramic vas with tin foil cap, scrap cuts of chicken.
Spicy Noodles - Not that spicy.
Fried Pork - Don't think we ordered this, but it came and tasted like corporate chain.
Overall the dishes tasted identical, mushy, and slightly salty. Everything came out way too quickly to be freshly prepared.
The restaurant was busy, despite mediocre food. My guess is that most people come for the restautant's giant miniature shanghai pearl tower centerpiece and not the food.
I would not recommend Skyland period and definitely not worth the drive from downtown.
Was fun to see friends none the less!
Skyland De Shanghai Restaurant
680 Silver Star Blvd, Toronto, ON M1V5N1, CA