re: christina z
While they are often delicious, the many dishes
at Joe's Shanghai and other places cited by
Asimov are rather ordinary and dull. A few years
ago, many dishes were rivals, such as the fish
tails in brown sauce, cabbage and dried shrimp in
a clear sauce, and so on. As their expansion
continues the menus get blander.
re: Allan Evans
JUst had the soupy buns at Evergreen Shanghaii, Mott
between Bayard and Canal, and I can attest that they
were truly delish.
As were the other dishes we tried: scallion pancakes,
congee, sticky rice with pork in banana leaf, whole
steamed fish, and baby bok choy with garlic.
The tea was good too.
Try the standard dumplings at kam chueh on the bowery,
just south of canal street. They are close to perfect
with an amazing sauce drizzled over them. Just as an
aside, I think kam chueh is the best "bang for the
buck" chinese seafood in NYC. The razor clams in
black bean sauce are extreme, as are the salt and
pepper squid. The place is a little too bright and
there are plastic tablecloths, but that's part of the
charm. It's great for large groups.....