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Yelp’s Dumpling Feast Elite Event!



It was an evening of momentous events for Australia last
night – K-Rudd ousted Julia Gillard to become the nation’s Prime Minister once again, the
Maroons pumped the Blues and took State of Origin to a Game 3, and 30 Yelpers
were treated to a spectacular, never-ending banquet at New Shanghai’s flagship Chatswood
Chase restaurant.

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Yelpers were handed crisp, refreshing Tsing Tao beer on
arrival, the perfect accompaniment to flavour-filled Shanhainese cuisine. The
avalanche of food began with sweet & sour pork ribs in dark vinegar sauce,
Shangai-style deep-fried fish in herbs, spices and dark soy, and drunken
chicken soaked in Chinese wine.

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Some Yelpers went hard early. The more circumspect bided
their time and were rewarded with a cavalcade of dumplings – juicy,
pan-fried pork dumplings, soup-filled xiao long bao, and Shepherd’s Purse
dumplings tossed with sesame butter, red chilli oil & spice
.

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And still the food kept coming. Clay pots of sumptuous pork
belly braised overnight in sweet soy, colossal plates of DIY duck pancakes with
shallots, pepper, hoisin sauce and sticky buns
, and steaming plates of
fried rice.

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Ties were loosened and belts were undone as guests tried to
make more room. By the time parfait glasses of milk custard topped with
strawberry coulis
were placed in front of each Yelper there was barely a man
left standing, and it was left to Mela S to sweep the prize pool to win a $50
New Shanghai voucher and a case of Tsing Tao. That was one for the ages.

Happy snaps courtesy of Sam Macdonald Photography. Want more?

And
until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp!)

Ben B                                                                                                                                           Sydney
Community Manager

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