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Oct 22, 2001 03:55 PM

Shanghainese in Albany?

  • r

I was cruising down San Pablo Ave. Saturday morning and noticed a restaurant with a sign with large letters proclaiming something like "Serving Shanghainese food" - and some stuff about claypots and seafood. I didn't catch the name, but it's half a block north of Solano on San Pablo, a couple of doors north of Nizza La Bella.

Since where to get various regional Chinese cuisines is an ongoing topic here, I was wondering it anyone was familiar with it.

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  1. Here's a link to Jim Leff's report from last year.


    1. I saw that restaurant too. Is it the same one mentioned in Jeff's report? A friend from Shanghai told me it was OK. I am yet to try it...

      Just got back from NYC! The MoonHouse on Bayard in NYC Chinatown (next to the Chinatown icecream factory) serves great homestyle Shanghainese noodles and dishes. The soup dumplin wasn't as good as the Goody's. But the soysauce soaked fish is the BEST I've had this side of Pacific... And the "Shengjian" taste right as well (too big). Plus it's super cheap...

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      1. re: tingting

        Welcome back, Tingting. That's Jim NOT Jeff (but don't feel bad, everyone does it).

        Here's dissenting opinion from Rachel who also hails from New York.

        You should post your NY find on the Manhattan board or link back to your message here.


        1. re: Melanie Wong

          I have sort of given up on Shanghaii Clay Pot. We had a few less-than-inspired meals there, and who has meals to waste? When we want Chinese, we're more likely to head off to the Ranch 99 mall now. To be honest, there is little heading off anywhere now. All cooking at home (hence the lack of posts). Our most recent meal from a restaurant was take-out from Ruen Pair. Stick away from the mee krob. But the soups are good, and so is the mu su man curry.

          1. re: rachel hope

            Ok, Rachel, you can recant. (g) I've had one meal at the Shanghainese restaurant in the Ranch 99-Pacific East mall and thought it was pretty good.

            1. re: Melanie Wong

              I've had several lunches at the "Shanghai Gourmet" in the Pacific East Mall...pretty good. Last time we stopped on a Sunday and they have dim sum only on Sunday. Good in Chinese, but it really looked good. Those crazy long doughnuts were VERY popular. One time I had the Hong Kong style seafood chow mein, and it was elegant (for chow mein).