Yokohama Chinatown, one of Japan's three major Chinatowns, is visited by many people from home and abroad. This is the place to eat "water dumplings" even in a well-known store with a continuous line! "Shandong" cannot be removed.
Shandong is a Chinese home-cooked restaurant that has been loved for over 30 years. It was also published in the Michelin Guide in 2015.
● Handmade skin is mochi mochiWater dumplings are 700 yen for 10 dishes (excluding tax, the same applies below). By the way, in China, when it comes to dumplings, water dumplings are more common than grilled dumplings, and it is customary to eat them at celebrations such as Chinese New Year.
The skin is plump and mochi! When chewed, plenty of gravy overflows from the inside. The bean paste is fluffy and you can feel the umami and sweetness of the meat, but the presence of the plump skin is not defeated. The food inside and outside is amazing!
● The special sauce is unique and deliciousWater dumplings are served on a special coconut sauce on the table. This sauce is excellent again!
The moderate sourness and the sweet scent of crispy coconut that comes out softly at the moment of swelling are exotic, creating a synergistic effect of dumplings and deliciousness. Addictive.
● Beer is good, but ...After all beer is the best for dumplings! However, if you can't drink alcohol today, we recommend the warm "Taiwan Alpine Golden Oolong Tea" (400 yen). There is also watering for 300 yen.
Blue tea oolong tea grown in the highlands above 2,000 meters above sea level. When the curled leaves are steamed and opened, it is ready to drink. Please remove the lid and the inner cup containing the tea leaves.
The scent of tea leaves is refreshing and fresh like a flower. Although it has the aroma peculiar to oolong tea, it is not bitter but rather mellow enough to feel sweet. After eating a greasy dish, it will flush your mouth cleanly.
The store is located at 150 Yamashita-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa. There is also a "second store" in Shandong, which also offers a lunch menu. Of course, there are also dumplings, so go to the one you like!