It was a year go this week I was sitting in my kitchen trying to hatch a perfect plan to start a new career doing something I’m passionate about – food! – while still giving me the flexibility to be a full-time mom when the kids get home. A friend said to me:”Just cook something, and invite a few friends around. We will tell you honestly whether there is a market for Shanghai homecooking.” So, I threw away the pen and paper, and picked up my knife and chopping board and started cooking. At the end of that lunch a week later, Shanghai Supper Club was born!! They gave me my first take-out orders based on that menu. So, to celebrate that life-changing lunch and a year of happy cooking, we are bringing you some of the favourites from last year’s take-out menus.
- Pork and Chinese cabbage pan-fried dumplings 白菜猪肉锅贴 with our homemade wrapper – 10 for £12
- Braised pork belly 红烧肉 in a dark and treacly soy sauce. – £15
- Spinach & tofu salad 马兰头 (v) with blanched and finely chopped spinach and tofu – £10
- Steamed aubergines 清蒸茄子(v) Steaming makes the aubergines melt-in-your-mouth soft. – £10
- Stir-fried rice cake 炒年糕 (v) with Shiitake mushroom, Chinese cabbage and chicken slivers – £12
- Onion oil noodles with dried shrimp 开洋葱油面 (v) This is the Chinese version of pasta aglio e olio. It looks simple but is full of flavours – £8
* (v) indicate dishes that are vegetarian or can be made as vegetarian.
For a complete meal for 3-4 people, start with the dumplings, and follow with one vegetarian and one meat dish accompanied by the rice cake or the noodles. Aubergine makes a good meat-alternative if you are vegetarian.
To order, please email or text us by Wed noon. Pick-up and drop-off are available from Thursday 3pm onwards. Delivery to other areas is available with a charge. Enjoy!