Mrs. C had a hankering for ramen and we had nothing better to do, so we went to the SL casino and tried the nearby restaurant. Shang means modern, or au currant, or whatever. It sure looked modern inside with tinsel bird nest lights over the tables, big flat screen TV's, and cool furniture. Even the w/c was cool, with copper colored floor and modern fittings. Everything was clean too.
The service was quite good, and the menu had interesting choices. We went with an orange banana smoothie, a plate of deep fried eggplant, lamb ramen for me and pork ramen for my beloved soup craver. We also got the usual complementary tea, and even that tasted better than average.
The smoothie was very good, and was a little lighter than I expected. As for the eggplant, it had a great texture, but the flavour was a little bland. After all, it was touted as garlic and chili deep fried eggplant. I couldn't taste either of those, but a little sweet and sour sauce fixed that issue.
The ramen was great. The broth and non-noodle ingredients were tasty and imaginative, the noodles were really good, and my lamb was strong and 'lamb-tastic'. If you like mild flavour, the lamb is not for you... Even the lowly pork ramen turned out to have delectable slices of pork belly cooked to perfection.
It was way better than one would expect of a noodle joint, and definitely worth a return visit.