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Aug 19, 2007 08:26 AM
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Shangri La menu items for the moderately adventurous?

I'm planning to go to Shangri La with my family. We would love to try some interesting, flavorful dishes. However, some of us are a bit picky with meat - I think we are going to want to stick with basic chicken, pork, and beef. We definitely don't want to go with the usual American-Chinese takeout dishes, though. Any recommendations? Also, there will be one vegetarian along - any recommendations for her? Thanks!

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  1. For the vegetarian (and everyone!), try the Ma Po Tofu -- quite spicy and quite delicious. Also, Green vegetable with black mushroom (baby bok choy and shiitake mushroom caps, delicately prepared in a mild broth, just wonderful). The House Special Eggplant (with asian basil) is exquisite, too.

    For meat eaters, try the chicken ginger casserole (I forget the exact name, it's slow-cooked, fall off the bone, and lots of yummy ginger). Pork with chive and preserved tofu is really great too.

    Also: pan fried turnip cake appetizer -- crispy outside, smooth interior, awesome dipping sauce - this is addictive. Try it, you'll like it.

    Once you're there, you'll see really great food go by. Just ask what they're having and try it -- you won't be sorry!

    1. Try the fried turnip cakes.