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  • Atmosphere: The restaurant and this entire new wing in Pudong Airport (near gate G###) was newly constructed and renovated. Squeaky clean glass tunnel on the way out of the train platform and sparkling marble floor did not give me the impression of a classy and sophisticated airport. It felt more like a horse racing course to me because everybody was running for the gate or something else. It looked like there was a black Friday sale except I never figured out what was going on. At least it was peaceful inside the restaurant. On the side note, the design of the bowl was very creative but I found it borderline disturbing with a few ants "crawling" in my bowl.

    Food: I was usually the last person checking in because there was nothing to do or eat in Pudong Airport. There were two shops selling instant beef noodle soup, a HK cafe and literally nothing else except for Starbucks. This restaurant gave me a new reason to arrive at the airport earlier. The dim sum options were very limited but everything was good.

    We ordered steamed pork ribs which were covered by a very generous amount of deep fried garlic. It had the perfect ratio of fat, meat and bone which made it tender, juicy but a bit chewy. The deep fried garlic soaked up the meat juice and was heavenly. The har gaos (shrimp dumplings) lined up in a very orderly fashion with nice little folds on each of them. I adore the perfectly steamed skin wrapping up diced shrimp, minced pork and mini bamboo shoot.

    We also got pumpkin congee and fried spring roll. I literally burnt my tongue and lips with the freshly fried spring roll. There were a lot vegetable slices in the spring roll so it did not feel heavy and oily at all. We both find the pumpkin congee a bit too sweet but I still finished it because I had to catch a long flight after.

    We eventually packed the chrysanthemum tea to go and it is a better option than Starbucks coffee if you plan to have a good sleep on the plane.

    Service: The shop was very small and busy but luckily the staff was always ready to help with refilling tea and giving us condiments and napkins. It was a very satisfactory experience.

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