Food reviews - Shanghai, Uncategorized FOMO 3 June 2010





Fomo
172 Huaihai Zhong Lu
????172?
Shanghai, China

PRICE: ??
RATING:

My review for Fomo was published in the recent City Weekend magazine, so I am just copying and pasting it here πŸ™‚ It was a pleasure to review them as I’d been there ages before and was really impressed. This was my 2nd visit and they didn’t disappoint. Lovely, fresh seafood!

People come here for just one thing: xiaolongxia (???). Translated literally as β€œsmall dragon prawns”, these little crustaceans are what Fomo is famous for. There are a myriad of flavors to choose from. We settled on a peppery, mildly spicy mix (Β₯60) and the plain steamed mini-lobsters with a vinegar dipping sauce (Β₯56). They arrived piping hot and bright red. A twist of the head and a quick flick of the hard shell is all it takes to get at the meat inside. They’re delicious and very similar to prawns. The freshness of the meat is especially evident in the plain steamed variety, and they’re are best when gobbled down with a bottle of icy cold beer on the side. The lobsters are just now coming into season and make a great summer specialty.

(Note: did this ages ago, hence photos using my old Lumix LX3 camera)


A pictorial menu – very handy

I HAS A BEER

A pot of divine “xiao long xia”

And another tray of these babies

These strange doughy noodle stick things, that Chris loves but I don’t.

This soupy rice dish that was deeeelicious!

Well, hello there

Yummy little deep-fried buns, with condensed milk that you dunk ’em into

Dessert of glutinous balls with warm yam inside. Man these are amazing…


46 Comments

  • tiffanyx posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    interesting! they are SO tiny!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:52 am

      They’re basically crawfish I believe, just that in Shanghai they’re re-named to “xiao long xia”, hehe

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      • tiffanyx posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

        china has got allllll sorts of foods!!

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  • alongcameaspydr posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Starvvvvvvving!!! I want what you had. They look so delectable!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

      It was something I’d never eaten before.. quite fun to have discovered it!

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  • starbucksweetie posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Not a fan of seafood, but it looks yummy anyway.

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

      I love seafood.. any kind, really. Or rather, just all meat in general πŸ˜›

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  • irene82 posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Are the prawns similar to crawfish??

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

      i think these ones ARE crawfish.. or at least so close i can’t tell the diff πŸ˜›

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  • rainingumbrella posted on June 3, 2010 at 4:40 am

    There used to be a fomo near my house but it wasn’t very good. :S Congratulations on the review! It’s so awesome to see you in City Weekend πŸ˜€

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Oh weirrd, I thought their branches would all be the same! What a bummer..

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  • tiffanyx posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    interesting! they are SO tiny!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:52 am

      They’re basically crawfish I believe, just that in Shanghai they’re re-named to “xiao long xia”, hehe

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      • tiffanyx posted on June 3, 2010 at 10:24 am

        china has got allllll sorts of foods!!

        Reply
  • alongcameaspydr posted on June 2, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Starvvvvvvving!!! I want what you had. They look so delectable!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

      It was something I’d never eaten before.. quite fun to have discovered it!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 3, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Not a fan of seafood, but it looks yummy anyway.

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:12 am

      I love seafood.. any kind, really. Or rather, just all meat in general πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • irene82 posted on June 3, 2010 at 2:15 am

    Are the prawns similar to crawfish??

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am

      i think these ones ARE crawfish.. or at least so close i can’t tell the diff πŸ˜›

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Awesome re the review! And the crawfish look GOOD!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      Yeah it’s so strange Sydney doesn’t have ’em.. or at least not that I know of!

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  • rainingumbrella posted on June 3, 2010 at 4:40 am

    There used to be a fomo near my house but it wasn’t very good. :S Congratulations on the review! It’s so awesome to see you in City Weekend πŸ˜€

    Wei-Wei

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Oh weirrd, I thought their branches would all be the same! What a bummer..

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Awesome re the review! And the crawfish look GOOD!

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    • beverly posted on June 3, 2010 at 1:04 pm

      Yeah it’s so strange Sydney doesn’t have ’em.. or at least not that I know of!

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  • drshree posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    haha! I think its ingenious to use the glove to eat the prawns!!!

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

      It only sorta kinda works.. cos the shells are sharp and just end up ripping apart the cheap/thin gloves, lol!

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  • drshree posted on June 3, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    haha! I think its ingenious to use the glove to eat the prawns!!!

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    • beverly posted on June 4, 2010 at 1:07 am

      It only sorta kinda works.. cos the shells are sharp and just end up ripping apart the cheap/thin gloves, lol!

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  • exhileration posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Looks super yummy!

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    • exhileration posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Just going through your food tags for restaurant ideas in Shanghai πŸ™‚ Is Huai Hai Road a really popular street with lots of restaurants? Just noticed it has its own tag πŸ˜€

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      • beverly posted on June 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

        It’s a LONG street so tons of shops and restaurants along it πŸ™‚

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    • beverly posted on June 6, 2010 at 1:51 am

      You def should go when you’re here, it’s a really unique place, and will be fun for you to check out!

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      • exhileration posted on June 7, 2010 at 11:48 pm

        Will definitely try and get there and this restaurant looks super yummy πŸ™‚ Still not sure about how many days in Shanghai we’ll do. Just know we’re leaving out of there lol but definitely want like 2-4 days at least. Wish we had more time!

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  • exhileration posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    Looks super yummy!

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    • exhileration posted on June 5, 2010 at 3:39 pm

      Just going through your food tags for restaurant ideas in Shanghai πŸ™‚ Is Huai Hai Road a really popular street with lots of restaurants? Just noticed it has its own tag πŸ˜€

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      • beverly posted on June 6, 2010 at 1:50 am

        It’s a LONG street so tons of shops and restaurants along it πŸ™‚

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    • beverly posted on June 6, 2010 at 1:51 am

      You def should go when you’re here, it’s a really unique place, and will be fun for you to check out!

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      • exhileration posted on June 7, 2010 at 11:48 pm

        Will definitely try and get there and this restaurant looks super yummy πŸ™‚ Still not sure about how many days in Shanghai we’ll do. Just know we’re leaving out of there lol but definitely want like 2-4 days at least. Wish we had more time!

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  • Daniela posted on October 29, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    the noodle-like things you were talking about I think are Ddeokbokki ,its a popular snack in Korea πŸ™‚

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    • Beverly! posted on October 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm

      Wow… i don’t think i can even pronounce that πŸ˜›

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  • Daniela posted on November 1, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I’m just wondering but are you a singaporean???

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    • Beverly! posted on November 2, 2011 at 7:34 am

      Heya yep sure am

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      • Daniela posted on November 4, 2011 at 10:11 pm

        have you eaten in “no sign board” in esplanade mall the chili crab is really good when I went there πŸ˜€

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        • Beverly! posted on November 5, 2011 at 1:52 pm

          Ohhhh no, I’ll have to check it out – thanks!

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