Shanghai Moon

Shanghai Moon

Chinese and East Asian

0.5 miles
76-78 High Street, Leicester, LE1 5YP

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This unassuming 100-cover restaurant was packed with diners on our Monday night visit. My Hong Kong-born guest had told me that on his last visit, he thought the food here was as good as you'd find in mainland China, and so, eager to see for myself, we settled down to our roast pork starter.

Marinated overnight, this was sweet, succulent and full of depth, flavoured with star anise. A rich and moist roast duck dish arrived alongside, before our generous and luxurious mains of mixed seafood tofu - served in a large double-handled metal bowl - and steamed butterfly king prawns on a bed of well-seasoned vermicelli noodles. Flavoursome Chinese broccoli and obligatory boiled rice completed the picture perfectly. My tofu was lightly flavoured with coriander, sliced Chinese leaves and diced Chinese mushrooms, and was surrounded by juicy prawns, soft squid, succulent scallop pieces and a magnificent seafood broth. As for the butterfly prawns, when we inquisitively asked the reason for the choice of a South American variety, the staff answered that this is where the finest prawns are to be found. We found this level of effort and attention to detail to be an impressive recurring motif that was visible throughout a truly splendid evening's dining
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