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“disappointing”
Review of New Shanghai City

New Shanghai City
Ranked #44 of 127 Restaurants in Ieper (Ypres)
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Antwerp, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

We chose a three course dinner on the menu: quantity - yes, quality - no. All tasted quite bland. Even the lumpia (which I guess they buy frozen) had no specific taste. The meat in one dish was very stringy and obviously not fresh. I asked for tea, and as they didn't seem to have a one person tea pot, they brought a big pot with a little bit of water in the bottom, hardly a full cup!
Sorry to say most average Chinese take-aways offer better food in my opinion.
Strange, because the restaurant itself looks very modern and clean.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
Antwerp, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Very tasty and very healthy food”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

Had dinner here one night and came back for lunch the following day. In both cases I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. The dishes were very tasty, while clearly cooked with little fat and salt. That is a clear break with so many other chinese restaurants, where the food is often too greasy or salty. The dishes are also nicely decorated. The service was very punctual. And the price is hard to beat. This is a place I will most defintely return to whenever I'm in Ieper.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank De_Frank
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Leeds
Level 6 Contributor
280 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Just another chinese restaurant.”
Reviewed June 16, 2013

This is one of those restaurants that is easy to forget. The food was nothing special albeit in generous portions. The curry dishes are nothing special and the noodle dish was bland. The boiled rice was a case of one lump or two, fluffy it was not. None of the food stayed hot for long. Although two heating trays powered by nightlights were placed on the tables they failed to keep the food hot. The plates we were to eat the food off were also placed on these trays a couple of minutes before the food arrived, they were cold to start with and the trays failed to heat them at all. Hence we were eating food from cold plates. One other thing I found of concern was that the person preparing the drinks behind the bar used her bare hands to put ice in the glasses and also to tear up fruit pieces, also to place in the glasses. I didn't see whether she was also handling money and other things at the same time. The use of a spoon for the ice and a knife to cut up the fruit would be an improvement. Alternatively, disposable gloves would have been an option. If this is the standard of hygiene in the area we can see I wonder what it is like in the areas we cannot see, such as the kitchen.
This restaurant also provides a take away service.

  • Visited June 2013
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