Shanghai Teahouse (Bothwell) 2023 : Review

Visit & Vibes

With a long list of restaurants and takeaways waiting to be explored and revisited, finding the time to indulge in these gastronomic adventures can be quite a challenge, especially when life’s unexpected twists and turns come into play. However, today I finally ticked off a long-standing entry on my foodie bucket list: the Shanghai Tea House in Bothwell.

For far too long, this intriguing eatery had beckoned to me with promises of delightful flavors and culinary treasures from the heart of China. The anticipation had been building, and today was the day I decided to embark on this flavorful journey.

As I stepped inside, I was greeted by an exceptional team of staff, setting a positive tone for my visit. Finding my way to a table in a bustling restaurant, the vibrant atmosphere instantly infused me with excitement.

Taking in the surroundings, the decor exuded warmth and coziness, creating a welcoming ambiance. But what truly heightened my anticipation was the captivating aroma that enveloped the entire restaurant. The tantalizing scent of the culinary delights in the air left my taste buds eager for what was to come.

Noise Level★★★★
Restaurant Temperature★★★★
Table Dressing★★★★
Restaurant Cleanliness★★★★★

The Food


For my appetizer, I couldn’t resist the allure of their Sesame King Prawn Toast—a dish I hold close to my heart, as each place tends to put its unique spin on it.

Upon its arrival, I was immediately impressed by the artful presentation, which set high expectations. The wafting aroma signaled that this experience was off to a promising start.

Taking that initial bite, the flavors were nothing short of delightful. Every element on the plate had its distinct place in the symphony of tastes, and the freshness of the dish was evident in its delightful warmth. But it was when the prawn toast met the accompanying sauce that things truly elevated. The sauce infused each bite with a tantalizing “wow” factor, rendering it utterly delectable and irresistibly moreish.

In summary, my choice of the Sesame King Prawn Toast was a decision well made. If you share my fondness for this dish and happen to visit this establishment, I wholeheartedly recommend giving it a try. It’s a culinary gem that shines brightly on the menu.

Dish Flavour★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★


As I perused the menu for my main course, my eyes locked onto a dish that holds a special place in my heart—the crispy shredded sweet and chili chicken. Only one other restaurant has managed to impress me with this dish, and I was eager to see how this establishment would fare.

When the dish arrived, it was artfully presented in a noodle bowl, a presentation style reminiscent of a favorite haunt of mine. The attention to detail in its appearance, the captivating aroma that wafted from it, and my anticipation combined to create a mouthwatering moment.

My first bite revealed a chicken that, while not as crispy as I had hoped, was impeccably cooked, with a flavor profile that truly delighted my taste buds. The dish’s allure was undeniable, and it disappeared from my plate with surprising speed.

In conclusion, the crispy shredded sweet and chili chicken here was a definite hit. If you share my affinity for this dish and find yourself at this restaurant, I highly recommend giving it a try. I’m eager to hear your thoughts on this delectable creation.

Dish Flavour★★★★
Serving Size★★★★★
Value for Money★★★★★

Final Thoughts…

Overall today’s visit was a very good one, and I enjoyed my meal from start to finish.

I will be checking these guys out again soon, as I want to try a few more dishes so keep watching my posts.

Service / Staff★★★★★
Time between Courses★★★★★
Overall Value for Money★★★★
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Author: krismunro

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