by Tristan Rayner in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 3 December 2011

The Lost At E Minor crew in Newcastle aren’t spoilt for choice in the way of yum cha, and even with the promise of a night of wine and dumplings, the location of the New Shanghai restaurant was at the Charlestown Square mega-mall. Let’s admit, suburban shopping centre Chinese hasn’t often been authentic, nor worthy of visiting more than once. However, as you step onto the pebbled-floors amongst a wooden ambiance to feast on assorted dumplings, there’s a sense that authentic and delicious noodles and dumplings have finally arrived, even if it’s not quite where you might have expected.