Thursday, January 12, 2012

Shanghai Asian Cuisine

01-12 Shanghai Asian Cuisine
Elizabeth St was the place to be today for lunch, one friend ended up at Shanghai Cafe while I see Immaculate Infatuation tried the dim sum next door to us at Jing Fong. A fellow food lover suggested that Shanghai Asian Cuisine has the best soup dumplings (or XLB or xiao long bao as they are properly called) (gasp! better than Shanghai Cafe?). The soup dumplings were good, and a nice change from our usual favorite (and Serious Eats's favorite). The soup is more broth than meat juice so it feels lighter but the overall taste is a bit too sweet for us. Still, it does not prevent us from going back. Although we might not order the dry sauteed string beans again, which accidentally or not, turned out to be the most bland string beans I have ever eaten.
Shanghai Asian Cuisine, 14 Elizabeth St, NY, NY 10013 (btwn Canal and Bayard)

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