had our 2nd dinner at wing's tonite. ordered the steamed pork dumplings, dofu and preserved egg, sliced beef, and shrimps in shell with salty sauce. and two bowls of rice. total $28.
steamed pork dumplings were just ok. i prefer the ones at mary chung's. mary chung's are a bit smaller and more delicate and comes with a more sour red vinegar. the ones at wing's were a bit bigger and the top of dumplings were a bit dry. and they came with black vinegar that's not as tangy.
the sliced beef was delicious. i'm not even sure what part of the beef it was, but sliced thinly with some sort of sauce.
the shrimp wasnt what i expected. i thought it would be dry-fried, but instead came with clear sauce. good, but prolly wont oder again next time.
the pleasant surprise was the dofu with preserved egg. it was very simple, just sliced dofu, chunks of preserved egg, bits of dried shrimp and preserved veggies, topped with cilantro and scallion, drizzled with chili oil and soy sauce, i think. but the combination of flavors and textures was delicious. i think it will taste even better in the summer since it's a cold dish.
the small restaurant was very clean and quiet. nice change from chauw chow etc.
all in all, we're very pleased with the meal. the flavors were clearly different from your typical chinese meal since the restaurant serves shanghainese food. will definitely come back to sample other items.