Shanghai Winter Garden
310 Broadway St.
Millbrae, CA 94030
Shanghai Winter Garden recently opened in Millbrae, continuing the trend of new Shanghai restaurant on the Peninsula. This restaurant is located in the spot that once housed the deli, so the interior is pretty nice.
Summary – Shanghai Winter Garden is a pretty mediocre restaurant except for a couple interesting dishes.
Insider Tip – Go for Snacks
Cuisine – Shanghai Chinese
Location – Broadway Street, Millbrae
Opened – 2011
Service – The place was empty, so service was decent.
Verdict – Shanghai Winter Garden had several interesting dishes along with many forgettable ones.
We suggest folks visit nearby Sunny Shanghai, Shanghai Bistro, or Shanghai Dumpling Shop instead.
Green onion pancake ($4.95) was clearly made using hot water, creating a translucent though, making for a decent version of this Mandarin dish.
Korean Golden balls ($6.95 for 6 pieces) is one of their specialty dishes. It is made from egg whites, red bean center, deep-fried, smothered with some pink sugar. This was definitely nicely done.
Sesame rice with Rice wine ($5.50) was also a decent dish, a little bit on the sweet side, but still reasonable. Nubile multicolored rice balls.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pan fried pork Buns
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)