|For dessert, sticky black rice stuffed in a pumpkin|
The food here is traditional Shanghainese and it's a pity this place is member's only as the dishes are fantastic.
We had typical dishes such as stir-fried river shrimp, very small ones that were fresh and well complemented with vinegar. Another was a dish of sweet peas that were a vibrant green and each bite was sweet and delicious.
|The delicious taro duck soup presented in a large soup tureen|
We also had some pea shoots in season now with fresh crunchy bamboo shoots, and a labour-intensive dish featuring a fish with its meat filleted, thinly sliced and stir-fried.
For dessert we had a squash that was hollowed out and stuffed with black sticky rice and topped with nuts and seeds. After it was sliced up for each guest, we drizzled some syrup with osmanthus flowers in it. The taste wasn't too sweet or filling -- it was so good most of us polished it off easily.