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He Feng Lou 和丰楼 @ Old City God Temple Snack Square, Shanghai


I visited Shanghai and Hangzhou recently. Do read about my experience from day 1 onwards here. On day 2 of my Shanghai trip, we paid a visit to the Old City God Temple. For lunch, we had a go at He Feng Lou 和丰楼 found in Old City God Temple Snack Square. It’s basically a food court with varieties of local snack from many regions. We went crazy a little bit when we saw the abundance of snack that were offered at the counter. Here’s what we ordered:

Chinese Sausage Rice, 8 Treasures Crispy Duck, Steamed Juicy Crab Roe Bun @ He Feng Lou, City God Temple, Shanghai
From left to right:
1. Chinese sausage rice @ 18 Yuan – fragrance from the Chinese sausage envelopes the rice. Delish!
2. 8 treasures crispy duck (2 pieces) @ 21 Yuan – the name of the dish sound so good but I didn’t like it. Inside the roll is mostly rice with weird taste.
3. Steamed juicy crab roe bun @ 25 Yuan – There’s nothing inside the bun except juice with crab roe wrapping the bun. A straw is provided to suck the soup. Beware of the hot soup! A friend of mine taste this and exclaimed ‘Yuck’ out loud. So we just left the other one on the table. Haha But it’s expensive though.

Egg Custard, Steamed Juicy Crab Roe Bun, Fried Chicken and Sticky Rice Pancake @ He Feng Lou, City God Temple, Shanghai
Clockwise from left:
1. Egg custard – just like any other egg custard, it’s silky, smooth and delish
2. Steamed juicy crab roe bun – the one that we forgo!
3. Sticky rice pancake – just a normal pancake filled with sticky rice but it’s yummylicious
4. Fried chicken – packed with loads of chicken skins and little meat. Plus it’s salty. Didn’t liked it.

Shenjianbao and Osmanthus Lotus Root Stuffed with Sticky Rice @ He Feng Lou, City God Temple, Shanghai
From left to right:
1. Shenjianbao (6 pieces) @ 54 Yuan – crab meat and pork wrapped in buns.
2. Ostmanthus lotus root stuffed with sticky rice @ 29 Yuan – it’s sweet and taste okay.

Shenjianbao with Crab & Pork @ He Feng Lou, City God Temple, Shanghai
Shengjianbao 生煎包 is the sister of the famous xiulongbao 小笼包. Both are specialty of Shanghai. Unlike xiulongbao which is steamed, shengjianbao is pan-fried.

Shengjianbao with Crab & Pork @ He Feng Lou, City God Temple, Shanghai
Like xiulongbao, the bun is filled with crab and pork meat with hot liquid. The fillings are delicious and remind me of ‘sang yuk bao’ (minced pork bun) taste which are widely available in Malaysia. I love the soup/liquid too however I find the bun to be too thick.

City God Temple & Yuyuan Garden Map
This is the map of City God Temple and Yuyuan Garden. Click, choose lightbox and choose the largest size. He Feng Lou can be found in the map. It’s directly in front of Gate 7 called Snack Square beside Starbucks.

At He Feng Lou, take the dishes you want and pay at the counter. This place definitely has its hits and misses. More misses than hits and definitely not cheap. It’s worth a go for the experience.

Address:
He Feng Lou 和丰楼
No. 10 Wenchang Road, Yuyuan Garden (文昌路10号豫园)
Yuyuan New Road, Huangpu, Shanghai, China
+86 21 6355 7878

Map:

View He Feng Lou 和丰楼 in a larger map

Photos from Samsung Galaxy S3 and Lumix.

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6 Comments

  • Reply foongpc September 27, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Actually I don’t really like the food in China. Or at least in Guilin where I visited last time. Not sure about Shanghai. Maybe it’s not so suited to my taste. LOL! Hong Kong food still the best in my opinion haha!

    • Reply Che-Cheh September 29, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      They’re not bad but yeah like you I love HK food the most in terms of Chinese food. Haha

  • Reply Constance Ant October 5, 2013 at 6:50 pm

    i cringe to visit china actually..sked later accidentally mum fake egg, fake mee, fake rice, fake fish T_________T

  • Reply Dawn October 8, 2013 at 3:34 am

    that bun with the straw just turns me off already! I find the food in China to be so darn salty…the food of upper north are mainly wheat till we hit shanghai which is cross between wheat and rice flour. Once we got to Guangzhou my mom and I had rice and rice noodles every day…suits us more.

    • Reply Che-Cheh October 8, 2013 at 4:40 am

      My friend wanted that straw bun so we grabbed two. Mana tau not nice one. Plenty of MSG I guess.

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