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Dec 30, 2006 09:35 PM

Cantonese butterfly shrimp with bacon

Looking for good, old time Cantonese butterfly shrimp with bacon
butterfly shrimp in my mind should be: a jumbo butterflied shrimp topped with a partially cooked piece of bacon lightly which is then coated with egg. The shrimp is fried and served in a sweet sauce with sliced onions. Thre is a current trend to add orange sauce, chopped nuts or a myriad of veggies to the dish. Some restaurants overcoat the shrimp and bacon with egg. Does anyone know what I am talking about? And, if you do, please let me know where I can find it in the tri state area...preferable Manhatta or Queens

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  1. I've been looking for the same thing forever.... most places think it's too much work; others have yielded to the pressures of health conscious dieting and taken this ultimate dish off the menu. I can't tell you where in Manhattan or Queens anymore - there used to be a place (walk down basement entrance) near Hop Wong's dim sum place - can't remember the name but obviously cantonese. The only other place that I've seen it within 5 years is on Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie - just up the street from Vassar. Fortune Cookie is the restaurant, although I think they're now under new ownership and it may not be as good - but it used to be outstanding. Good luck. Let me know if you find.