Shang Noodle House has 2 locations, one in Richmond and another at Starlight Casino in New Westminster. It is a sister restaurant of Kirin and specializes in hand made noodles, dumplings, and classic Chinese dishes. We were invited to check out a few of their signature dishes and see how their food is made in the restaurant.
There are lots of seating inside for small to large groups. There is an open kitchen in the centre of the Starlight location, so you can see the chefs create your meal in front of you if you sit by the bar.
Behind the Scenes
Steamed Shanghai Pork Dumplings
These were made fresh, so its plenty hot. The skin was thin and the soup inside the dumpling was enjoyable.
Lobster bisque with spinach noodles
The broth is made with Atlantic lobsters and you can really taste it in the broth. They don’t take short cuts here. The depth of flavour is really good. The spinach in the noodles is what gives it the green colour, but I didn’t notice too much flavour, so it compliments the broth.
Roast Pork Belly
This long plate of pork belly is delicious. Crisp skin and layers of moist meat and yummy fat. I always have no willpower with this dish.
Pan Fried Pork and Veggie Dumplings
It comes 4 to an order and it is a big size. Inside it is filled with pork and aromatics.
Grilled Pork Jowl Meat
You can order this as a side dish. This particular portion was a bit on the lean side so the texture felt dry.
Squid Ink Pasta
The squid ink pasta is imported from Japan and the colour of the ink shows and give the noodles a dark grey colour. It is topped with bonito flakes and has shrimp, mussels, fish, tofu, broccoli and tomato on the sides.
Red Reishi Mushroom hand-pulled ramen
The broth is light but it has a lot of different mushrooms in the dish, 7 to be exact. If you are a mushroom lover, you’ll enjoy this dish. The noodles were well made with a good bite to them.
A classic Chinese dessert made of mango puree, mango chunks, gelatin and evaporated milk. It really brought me back to my childhood.
People usually have a love hate relationship with durian. Some say it stinks like rotting garbage and on the other spectrum they say it’s a fragrant ice cream. To me, I am indifferent to the taste. I personally think its like a sweet onion.
This is only available at the Richmond location. They serve this at Kirin at Starlight but it gets sold out very quickly.
Honey Green Tea pudding
Another good dessert. You really can’t go wrong with Chinese dessert as its always a good balance of taste and sweetness.
Brown sugar Milk Tea with pearls
To pair with the meal, you can have bubble tea. The brown sugar milk tea is one of things to order. It’s not too overly sweet.
If you’re craving something a little different, check out Shang Noodle House in Richmond or New Westminster. My favourite items were the roast pork belly, squid ink noodles, and durian mocha.