My parents visited HK at the end of October, so we took a short foodie trip to Shanghai with my grandaunts! At the beginning, my grandaunts didn’t understand my Jesse obsession (with me gushing about the food on the flight to Shanghai and on the taxi to Jesse! ) but after dining there for 2 nights, they finally understood… it’s really authentic , delicious high quality Shanghainese food in an unpretentious setting.
The following is a compilation of what we ate both nights… I’m too lazy to comment on the dishes, since they taste the same since I’ve first tried it in 2004! You can refer to my previous Jesse posts: 2012, 2010 and 2009… wow.. Jesse is the most blogged-about restaurant on my blog!
stir-fried whole crab meat/roe… since it’s crab season, it would be such a waste if I didn’t eat this every night! Compared to this dish we had during non-crab season, this time, there were a lot more crab roe!
the new items we tried this time:
Glutinous rice dumplings in sweet rice wine…. I ordered this on the last night right before we had to give back our table, as I still wanted to savour another Jesse dish! This was soooooooooo good that I instantly wondered/regretted why I haven’t tried this once during my 8 year patronage! The soup wasn’t overly sweet and had a strong osmanthus flavour. The best part of this dessert was the dumplings. Normally, the dumplings in this dessert are plain but Jesse uses dumplings with sesame filling.. MY FAVOURITE! I’m utterly amazed at the effort used to make this because the dumplings are tiny and they managed to put a lot of sesame in them.
I LOVE JESSE!
FAIM? OUI OUI!!!
No. 41, Tianping Road, Shanghai