Top Shanghai delivers some of Richmond’s best Shanghainese food. Chilled appetizers are a specialty of this northern cuisine. Cold jellied pork is served with a dark vinegar dipping sauce that cuts the richness and lifts the cured flavours. Braised or boiled free-run chicken is perfectly tender the braised pork hock is succulent, rich, and epic in size. Garlic chili pork balances heat and sweet notes. Service, though, can range from perfunctory to rude. To see sharp elbows in action, drop by for lunch and watch competing patrons try to enforce reservations.