Thursday, February 3, 2011

Gung Hay Fat Choy!

Year of the Rabbit

Hooray for the rabbits! To celebrate we feasted at Shanghai Cafe in Chinatown. Highlights include the crab and pork soup dumplings, whole steamed fish with ginger and scallions, shredded pork and preserved cabbage with dried bean curd and being denied dessert. I guess it wouldn't be Shanghai Cafe without waiting, customer-staff tension and dessert rejection. If, in a fantasy world, we were offered the option, we would've ordered the sweet red bean pancake and eight jewel sticky rice. Not even for the Lunar New Year... or especially not for the Lunar Year...

Shanghai Cafe
In the event that you cannot rest without having your sweets, keep walking south on Mott pass Canal Street and you will find Old Shanghai Deluxe. Not only do they have lazy susans, they will serve you both of these delightful desserts as you become mesmerized by Chinese television.

Shanghai Cafe
100 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 966-3988

Old Shanghai Deluxe
50 Mott Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 566-4884

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