Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Pan Fried Pork Buns at Shanghai Flavor Shop

Tucked at an inconspicuous location of a quiet strip mall, I would never have found or thought of trying out this eatery if not for recommendations from a friend who is originally from Shanghai.


If Xiao Long Bao -steamed pork dumpling, is popularly known as XLB, then these will be SJB - Sheng Jian Bao (生煎包) or known as Pan Fried Pork Buns.


Did not do a good job by taking a picture of the SJB fillings this time. It was so sizzling hot ("burnt tongue" sensation) and juicy on the inside; and a tad crispy, the outside.

I think these SJB or Pan Fried Pork Buns is pan-fried in a similar fashion as pot stickers/gyoza. Can you see the charred crisp side at the bottom of each bun ?


葱油肉丝拌面 (pronounced Cong You Rou Si Ban Mian) - noodles drenched in oil of scallions, topped with scallions and pork strips simmered in a dark soy based sauce. So simple yet so flavorful. Something simple to go with the SJB since the SJB, IS the star and highlight.

Shanghai Flavor Shop
上海 生煎包馆
888 Old San Francisco Rd
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
(408) 738-3003
Price:$$
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