Guihua Lou

People are never satisfied. When you have something you complain, when you don’t, you complain. I guess this is what people call human nature.

The last time I check I am still a human, so I guess I cannot avoid from the fact that I do complain once in a while. I used to complain about Chinese Food until I am here.. a place that makes me pork-free for almost 3 weeks now.

Looking back, I did actually spent a great time in China, Shanghai in particular. Old photos remind me of this Gui Hua Lou Restaurant in Shangri-la Pudong.

Now, I hardly even see any oriental food within my vicinity. Although this restaurant is just another Chinese Restaurant.. it reminds me of my root, a Chinese one :P where dim sum should be my breakfast.

I miss this fried spring roll and century egg porridge every morning. I tried to order porridge here but guess what, the hotel serves me with oatmeal porridge instead of rice porridge, how sad :( .

Believe it or not, I hardly find soy sauce or sweet chilli sauce. If this continues, I guess I will start writing on my travel instead of food. Or worse, you don’t get to read my post anymore as I might starve to death here.

It doesn’t matter if the char siu pau or siu long pau is good here but I can tell you it is a lot better than most of places I have been. I wonder when I will get a chance to go back to this restaurant again.

Try to put yourself in position with no pork and alcohol free for 3 weeks. It is rather torturing. The feeling is like pregnant lady who are craving for certain food. Ohh I never pregnant before but I have big belly that the effect is almost the same.

Aww.. looking at this porcupine custard bun shows how creative and insensitive a human can be,  creative because the chef can creates a miracle with scissors on pau and insensitive because his customer is an animal lover.

If you are cruel enough to take the first bite, the sandy custard blood of porcupine is melted in your mouth.  I tried it for sure and kept the other two as souvenirs :P

Chee cheong fun with big prawns or char siew is my all time favourite. When it serves with a glass of Chinese tea, just makes the breakfast as wonderful as it can be.

With RMB 163.30 (~RM 80), you are completely ready to start your wonderful days ahead. Slap by reality now, I have to figure out what I need to order for my breakfast, not bread and butter again :(

 

Guihua Lou (inside Shangri-la Pudong)

33, Fu Cheng Lu, Pudong,

Shanghai, China

TEL: +86 21 6882 8888

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13 Comments

  1. Rebecca says:

    Errmm so the food is good.. but u’re not eating pork? It’s porkless? Huh?

  2. Kelvin Tan says:

    Expensive for dim sum.

  3. Eunice says:

    :razz: The porcupine so cute!! I wanna do that on my own nex time!xD

  4. Greetings from Philippines and hello Tikkoss. Thanks so much for visiting and comment on my blog. I am so grateful for what you did. Please forgive me for never visit your blog but now, here am I to read your blog. Hehehe..

    I haven’t been to Shanghai yet but it has been one of my travel bucket list for so long. Hopefully someday. The porcupine custard bun is indeed so cute. How come Shanghai is porkless? I thought it should be pork everywhere. For Philippines, everywhere is full with pork. That’s why I call it as Pork Paradise. Nice to know you by the way. Have a great day.

    • TikkoSS says:

      thanks alot for visiting my blog.. you have a really nice blog too. it is ok for never visiting my blog. there is always a first time and believe it or not, I have faith that you will come back again.

      I hope you can visit shanghai one day too because it is a very nice place .. shanghai is not porkless but place where I am right now is. I love pork and I should visit pork paradise one day.. hehe..

      nice to know you too

  5. FiSh says:

    the porcupine siew long bao is just too cute to be eaten! :)

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  6. Merryn says:

    So CUTE the porcupine! Sigh… i can’t find cute stuffs in malaysia :(

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