When looking for an authentic restaurant, I often ask people native from the cuisine I want to eat what places they would recommend. For Chinese cuisine, I asked my colleague Victor and ended up at Shanghai Asian Cuisine in the heart of Chinatown. When we arrived, we thought that all the people in front of us where going to that place, but it was not the case. They were going to Jing Fong, a spacious place that serves Hong Kong style dim sum. So, needless to say that we got a table in couple of minutes in that little place that is Shanghai Asian Cuisine.
What I really wanted to eat there was their soup dumplings. I think, talking to people, many think that Joe's Shanghai is the only one making them. Well, there are so many places that have quite good ones and Asian Shanghai Cuisine is one of them. We decided to go with the pork ones rather than pork and crab.
Besides liking the idea of the soup inside the dumpling, I love the fattiness of it and the burst of flavor when you eat it. This was perfect.
We also ordered some scallion pancakes that were deliciously crispy and a bit greasy as expected.
Last, we got Shanghai style Lo mein with chicken: a great dish made with delicious noodles that was quite tasty.
This was a great meal: delicious and tasty, as well as reasonably priced. I would definitely go back to Asian Shanghai Cuisine and try other dishes from their large menu.
Enjoy (I did)!
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