住在湯匙裡的小籠包| Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant

繼續雙語閱讀|Read in Mandarin & English

我和先生很喜歡吃港式點心,而且已經想去吃中式餐廳想很久了,我們昨天終於拜訪了一家有賣港式點心的中餐。
Me and my husband love dim sum and had been wanting to visit a Chinese restaurant that has dim sum for quite some time and we finally went one yesterday.

 

今天我們要評價的中式餐廳位在熱鬧的都柏林二區--嘉盛中式餐廳。
Today we’d be reviewing one of the more authentic Chinese restaurants in Dublin, Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant which is located on a busy street of Dublin’s south inner city.

 

我們兩個算是懂點心的食客吧~去過香港幾次,吃過在地的點心,去北京時也有吃他們的點心,還住在台灣的時候更是一個星期至少吃一次,所以一家餐廳的點心好不好吃,我們應該是吃得出來。
We are more or less experienced dim sum eater and have been to Hong Kong a few times trying their local delicacies. When we visited Beijing we tried dim sum, when we lived in Taiwan we practically had dim sum every week. So it is safe to say that we can tell if a restaurant does a good job making their little buns and steamed yum yum.

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嘉盛中式餐廳 | Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant

剛到餐廳的時候,我們被安排在走道中間的位置,所以我們問服務生能不能坐到裡面去,服務生表示請我們等一下,她去問老闆娘的意見,結果我們好像害她被罵了~不過她還是帶我們到我們想要的座位,我們後來坐在餐廳裡面比較安靜、寬敞的位置,比走道的位置好多了。我對這間餐廳的室內裝潢和設計不是很喜歡,我個人是覺得有點陳舊,但它還是保有中式餐廳的一種特殊味道,餐廳天花板懸掛了很多水晶燈,大理石的圓桌和有著雕飾的座椅,如果是一群朋友來吃飯,尤其是點了一整桌的點心,那氣氛應該會很好、很熱鬧。
As we went into the restaurant, we were asked to sit at the table that was right in the middle of the passage so we asked if we could move a bit to the back of the restaurant. The waiter had us waiting when she went to get the permission of someone seemed to be the owner and the waiter was obviously scolded yet still came back to us with a positive answer. Therefore we were led to the inner section of the restaurant and were seated somewhere more quiet and spacious which was nice. I didn’t care too much about the decor and design of the restaurant and considered it even a bit old fashioned but it got its charm I guess. There are chandeliers hanging on the ceiling, marble tables and ornate dining chairs. If you come with a bunch of friends and sit around the table I’m sure you would enjoy the atmosphere especially when you order a table of tasty dim sum haha.

 

服務生給了我們三種菜單,一個是只有港式點心和圖片的,這個非常棒,因為你看照片大概就可以知道菜色大概的樣子,第二個是包含其他單點菜色的菜單,就是可以配白飯或是麵類的那種,像是黑胡椒牛柳、海鮮炒 XO 醬一類的,最後一個菜單就是所有的菜色,包含合菜、套餐。他們也有很多炒飯、炒麵和咖哩類的選擇,所有的菜單都是中英呈現。
They offer you three kinds of menus, one only shows their dim sum with pictures which is very helpful in picturing what you might get, one is with other familiar options of different kinds of dishes that go with either plain rice or noodles, such as sirloin steak served with black pepper sauce, mixed seafood with XO sauce, etc.  And the last one lists options for group dining and set menus. They do have a wide variety of fried rice, chow mein and curry dishes. All menus are written in both English and Mandarin.

 

我們這次來主要就是為了吃點心,所以除了愛吃炸魷魚的先生另外點了一道酥炸香辣魷魚以外,其他都是從點心那張菜單點菜,我們決定點兩輪,才不會因為太餓一次點太多,這個策略很不錯,我們最近都是這樣點菜,告訴自己可以點兩輪,所以不用怕吃不飽,但是通常第一輪吃完就已經很剛好,也不會吃到太撐。今天的第一輪我們點了酥炸香辣魷魚、豬肉燒賣、上海小籠包、秘製黃金流沙包和鮮蝦腸粉。
We were here this time only for their dim sum so basically ordered only from the dim sum menu except that my husband is a fried squid lover so we ordered a plate of deep-fried squids with salt and chili. We decided to order two rounds so we wouldn’t get carried away by our empty stomach. It has been a good strategy for us when it comes to ordering food when we are hungry. We tell ourselves we can always order more so for now we just order a few things and most of the time we find ourselves satisfied and full after the first round without ordering more than we can eat. For the first round we ordered the deep-fried squids, pork siu mai, Shanghai steamed buns, custard buns and shrimp rice rolls.

 

不知道為什麼,老闆娘來幫我們點菜的時候態度特別冷漠,連個招呼都不打,她從頭到尾就給人一種很疏離的感覺,其他服務生態度很好、很友善,但是老闆娘不知道為什麼態度就是很差,別忘了因為我們想換座位,服務生還被她罵了呢。
I’m not sure why but the female owner was not very friendly when taking our order and she didn’t even say hi to us. She gave off a sense of indifference from the very beginning to the end. The other staffs are quite friendly and prompt however whenever the owner showed up she had some kind of nasty vibe with her, not to mention she allegedly scolded the waiter when we asked for a different table.

 

上菜囉~ Here we go.

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酥炸香辣魷魚 | deep-fried squids with salt and chili

這道菜我們有點保留,好吃是好吃,但是太貴了啊~魷魚也才沒幾塊就要 8 歐,送上來的時候真的讓人有點傻眼,魷魚本身很新鮮、外面的炸衣不會太厚,調味很好、炸得很脆,但是下次再來要我花 8 歐點這一盤,我不知道還點不點的下去。
We had a mixed feeling of this dish. It was tasty indeed however it didn’t seem to have the value. This dish has only a few squids and it was 8 euros we were a bit disappointed by the portion. The squids are fresh and the coating is not too thick. It is well seasoned and very crunchy however I’m not sure if I’d feel comfortable spending 8 euros on such a small dish next time.

 

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鮮蝦腸粉|shrimp rice rolls

他們家的腸粉很好吃,腸粉本身很滑、很嫩,厚度也很剛好,每條有兩大隻蝦,簡單搭配醬油就很美味。
Their rice rolls are very nice. The rice wrappers are soft, tender and has a good thickness. Each roll has two big prawns and the soy sauce flavor is simple and delicious.

 

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秘製黃金流沙包|custard buns

我看到這個秘製黃金流沙包的時候跟先生說一定要點~我這陣子一直好想吃甜的包~
When I saw this buns on the menu I told my husband we had to order it! I was dying for something doughy and sweet just like this for days.

 

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秘製黃金流沙包|custard buns

這是我今天最滿意的一道點心,中間的奶黃醬又熱又甜,咬一口整個流出來,每一口都吃得我甜滋滋的,但是我先生不是很喜歡這個包,他不懂為什麼我覺得好吃,沒關係,我不介意多吃一個,我覺得這個流沙包的表現就是比普通再好一點點而已,但是因為我太久沒吃了,所以我吃得非常開心。
It was one of my favorite dishes that day. The custard cream is sweet and warm and just oozes out from the bun. I so enjoyed each bite however my husband didn’t like this sweet bun and he doesn’t understand why I like it so much. Well that’s okay, more for me then. I think it is just a little bit above average good however since I haven’t had such sweet buns for quite some time so I was deeply satisfied by it.

 

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豬肉燒賣 | pork siu mai

他們的豬肉燒賣很不錯,不會太乾、太韌,算是多汁而且很有滋味,我們去北京時吃了不是很好吃的有名燒賣,所以點這個燒賣其實有點怕怕的,還好這家的燒賣不錯吃。
Their pork siu mai does a good job too being not too dry and tough and it is juicy and flavorful. We had some really not so impressive siu mai, which was renown, back in Beijing the last time we visited so we were a bit worried when we ordered this dish. Fortunately it turns out quite nice and tasty.

 

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上海小籠包|Shanghai steamed buns

這些可愛的小籠包竟然住在湯匙裡,因為太多汁了~這道可能是今天最好吃的點心,皮薄又嫩,內餡尤其鮮甜,非常的多汁,口味很棒,我們兩個都很喜歡這個小籠包,這道點心就是吃完飯離開餐廳還會念念不忘的那種,雖然這不是我吃過最棒的小籠包,但是表現很不錯,內餡還有一點酒味。
These little cuties sitting in the spoons for they are too juicy. This one can easily be the most tasty dim sum of the day. The skin is soft and thin and the filling is exceptionally fresh and palatable. It is very juicy and the flavor is much delicate. We both enjoyed this one very much. It is one of those dishes that you’d remember after finishing all your food. Though it is not the best Shanghai steamed buns(Xiaolongbao) I’ve ever tried it is indeed delicious and the filling even has a bit of alcohol.

 

吃完第一輪後,我們決定再點第二輪,這次我們點了經典的豬肉高麗菜煎餃跟天津狗不理包子。
Now we had finished our first round and we decided to go for second round. We ordered the classic pork and cabbage fried dumplings and Tianjin Goubuli buns.

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天津狗不理包子 | Tianjin Goubuli buns

第二輪的菜色整個就是圖文不符啊~哈哈哈,送上來的都跟菜單上長得不一樣!還是我們記錯啦?狗不理包子不是應該是圓的嗎?怎麼是這種奇怪的魚尾造型?雖然長得很奇怪,但是味道很不錯,包子本身軟綿有口感,餡料很有滋味,而且還吃得到筍絲,整體肉餡不算多汁但好吃。只是這道點心不知道到底是怎麼準備的,為什麼外表好像有煎過的痕跡?也因為這樣外皮有點焦脆。
Second round dishes shared a common theme and that is they all looked different from the menu pictures lol. Anyways maybe it is us that have poor memories. We thought the Tianjin Goubuli buns were supposed to be round but they came in this fish tail like shapes. Regardless its odd looking as a bun, it is quite tasty. The bun itself is tender and has a nice doughy chew, the filling is savory and you can actually taste bamboo shoots in it. The filling is not exactly juicy but it’s quite nice. However the preparation was bit of a mystery. I couldn’t tell if they have pan-fried the buns or not because it looked like they kind of did. Anyhow the skin was slightly charred and crispy.

 

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豬肉高麗菜煎餃 | pork and cabbage fried dumplings

接下來這道菜看起來真的就像煎餃-不過是煎水餃,但是菜單上面明明就是經典的長條狀煎餃,所以送上來時我們還以為送錯了,這個餃子應該是要蒸或是水煮的那種,我懷疑他們把水餃拿來當煎餃賣,你可能會覺得我是在計較什麼,但是水餃皮跟煎餃皮的做法不一樣你知道吧?皮的口感也不一樣對吧?就是說,如果把一般的水餃拿來當煎餃料理的話,就是有點懶惰的作法不是嗎?煎餃就是煎餃,不是水餃拿來煎,沒錯吧?
This dish looked like actual fried dumplings while on the menu picture, the dumplings looked longer and thinner, like the classic pot-stickers. That’s why when this dish was served we were a bit confused. I’m pretty sure these are dumplings meant to be steamed or boiled. I highly suspected that they are boiled dumplings in disguise of pot-stickers. I know you must feel like I’m just rambling but you know the dough for making dumplings and fried dumplings are different right? And the texture are a bit different as well, right? I mean if you use regular dumplings to make fried dumplings it is kind of a lazy job, innit? Fried dumplings deserve to be treated as their own kind not a fried version of dumplings, yes?

 

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豬肉高麗菜煎餃 | pork and cabbage fried dumplings

說了那麼多,這個煎餃還是算好吃、很多汁,餡料鹹香而且外皮也有煎到一點焦脆,就煎餃來說還不錯,但不是我吃過最好吃的,而且我還是覺得它是煎過的水餃。
Nevertheless it is tasty and juicy. The filling is fresh and delectable and it is indeed pan-fried to a point where you have a semi crispy skin. It is not too bad at all but for fried dumplings it could be better. And I still think it is just dumplings that are fried.

 

我們喜歡這家餐廳的料理,吃起來都很新鮮,送菜也很快,服務生都很友善而且反應很快,跟老闆娘從頭到尾的臭臉形成強烈對比。我覺得他們家的菜單滿豐富的,但是我們這次沒有點其他菜色,所以無法評價,點心整體來說好吃,價位也可以接受,都是介於 4 到 8 歐之間,點心的味道算道地。
We liked the food. They all tasted fresh and came quickly. The waiters were friendly and prompt, the total opposite to their owner who wore a long face most of the time. I think they do have a good menu but we didn’t try any of their dishes so I couldn’t really say if they are any good. Their dim sum overall are quite decent and well priced, ranging from 4 to 8 euros per selection and the flavor is quite authentic.

 

服務生中英文都通,我們一開始是以英文點菜,後來服務生來都鍥而不捨地跟我們講中文,應該說是跟我啦,哈哈。另外這間餐廳加收 10 % 的服務費,我個人覺得很美送,因為老闆娘的態度不好臉很臭,而且我注意到她對大桌的客人比較殷勤,這種差別待遇很不 OK。
The waiters speak Mandarin and English. We first ordered our food in English and they wouldn’t give up and kept coming back asking us, more like me, questions in Mandarin lol. To notice that they do charge a 10% service fee and I’m not really happy with this extra charge because of the owner’s offhand manner. I did notice that she’s more attentive to those bigger table with more guests though. I do not approve this kind of discrimination.

 

如果你來的話,我建議你點腸粉和上海小籠包。
If you come here, I’d recommend rice rolls with prawns and the Shanghai steamed buns.

 


這次我們點了:
酥炸香辣魷魚 8 歐
豬肉燒賣  5 歐
上海小籠包  5 歐
秘製黃金流沙包  5.5 歐
鮮蝦腸粉  5 歐
豬肉高麗菜煎餃  8 歐
天津狗不理包子  4.5 歐

另外加收 10% 服務費

 

Our order this time
Steamed Shanghai Buns 5.00 €
Pork Siu Mai 5.00 €
Custard Buns 5.50 €
Shrimp rice rolls 5.00 €
Deep-fried Squids Salt & Chili 8.00 €
Pork & Cabbage fried dumplings 8.00 €
Tianjin Goubuli Buns 4.5 €

And a 10% service fee


 

接下來就是整體評分啦~
Overall score

店家名稱 | Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant

官方網站 | Ka Shing Chinese Restaurant 

地址 |12A Wicklow Street, Dublin 2

  • 環境 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 Atmosphere
  • 食物 ❤️❤️❤️❤️🖤 Food
  • 服務 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 Service
  • 價位 ❤️❤️❤️🖤🖤 C/P

 

太太:東西不錯吃,但是老闆娘的態度令人不敢恭維,會讓人猶豫要不要再次光顧。
先生:老婆說得很對。
Taitai: The food is tasty however the owner’s attitude puts me off a little bit and I’m not sure if I’d like to go back because of that.
Husband: My wife is absolutely right.

 

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