Tai Sheng Yuan restaurant
50 Huanghe Road, Shanghai, China
Tai Sheng Yuan restaurant Shanghai Reviews
Stumble upon in Shanghai Nov 16, 2014
In searching for a late lunch/early dinner, me and my companions did stumble upon a restaurant called Tai Sheng Yuan at the corner of Fengyang Rd. and Huanghe Rd. The entrance opens into a large lobby and there is a huge fish tank to see and some big stone on a pedestal. I am guessing it is an entrance for a hotel, but the restaurant is attached - I'm not sure. The route to the left takes you to the restaurant.
The restaurant is very cozy inside with a pleasant, relaxing decor, but has ample windows for distractions from outside. The food here was, for the most part, traditional and tasty. One of my companions (who is Chinese) criticized the tofu dish and said it was not good. I can not gauge the cuisine on that level even though I visit China two times before. I have to agree though, that it was bland and without much personality. Then again, there was a glazed pork dish we disagreed about too.
So, different palettes like different things. Though I am no expert in the foods of China, I am getting accustomed to what I like and don't like. Overall, the food here seemed to border on what you might expect from a clash between Western version of Chinese food and Eastern (native) version. I don't know quite how to assess it really, but only to say the dishes for me were hit or miss. The restaurant itself has a nice ambiance and you can watch the people on the street from a window table that viiews out on an intersection with a good deal of activity.
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