Shanghai cafe- Chinese Menu
Went to Shanghai Cafe the other day.. Did not have much of the menu.. Really just had a plate of steamed bok choy and their soup dumplings.. I noticed that on their regular menu, there was a section written only in Chinese.. We asked the staff for help in translating, they were not interested in helping..
The soup dumplings were very good as was the one tendon appetizer we ordered.. So, I guess my question would be, is it worth trying other things on the menu.. Is there a translation of the Chinese Section of the menu.
Just moved to Brooklyn and the proximity to Manhattan's Chinatown makes me want to start re-exploring.
Hi, Lau. New Chiu Chow was closing at around 9:50, so my girlfriend and I walked across the street to Shanghai Cafe. I accessed your review on my phone and ordered the Beef with Shredded Green Peppers and Tofu Skin from the Chinese-language specials menu. It was as you described it: Simple but delicious. It definitely improved our meal a lot. The other items we got were Kao Fu (good as usual), Spicy Cabbage (much better than I've usually had there - spicier, and with a somewhat horseradish-like taste I sometimes get in that dish), and 8 Jewels Noodle Soup (spicier than usual, not bad). I want to go back and try the croaker next time. Thank you, as usual, for giving me info I could use to good advantage!
Just got back from dinner here and this place is really hitting on all cylinders. Had 2 things off the chinese menu-----the hundred leaves bbq meat and the beef with fragrant pepper and bean curd. Both were outstanding. Also had the soup dumplings and spicy cabbage. Quite the feast.
Yes, here it is:
Shanghai Café House Specialties
12 dishes in the left-hand column:
百葉結烤肉 (Bai Ye Jie Kao Rou) – Hundred Leaves Knotted BBQ Meat
梅干菜烤肉 (Mei Gan Cai Kao Rou) – Plum & Dried Vegetables w/ BBQ Meat
東坡肉 (Dong Po Rou) – Braised Pork Belly
走油元蹄 (Zou You Yuan Ti) – Braised Pig Trotters
炒蝦腰 (Chao Xia Yao) – Stir Fried Prawns with Kidney
紅燒黃魚 (Hong Shao Huang Yu) – Braised Yellow Croaker
脆皮黃魚 (Cui Pi Huang Yu) – Crispy Yellow Croaker
苔條龍利 (Tai Tiao Long Li) – Moss Strips of Sole
各式龍蝦 (Ge She Long Xia) – Every Style Lobster – Seasonal Price
鹹肉津白 (Xian Rou Jin Bai) – Bacon with Tianjin Cabbage
開陽津白 (Kai Yang Jin Bai) – Kaiyang Style Tianjin Cabbage*
鹹肉菜心 (Xian Rou Cai Xin) – Bacon with Vegetable Hearts
11 dishes in the left-hand column:
芝麻蝦球 (Zhi Ma Xia Qiu) – Sesame Shrimp Spheres
核桃蝦球 (He Tao Xia Qiu) – Walnut Shrimp Spheres
干貝蝦球 (Gan Bei Xia Qiu) - Dried Scallops and Shrimp Spheres
椒鹽大蝦 (Jiao Yan Da Xia) – Salt and Pepper Jumbo Prawns
蟹粉菜心 (Xie Fen Cai Xin) – Crab Meat with Vegetable Hearts
鮮露蹄筋 (Xian Lu Ti Jin) – Fresh Pig Trotters Sinew
蟹粉蹄筋 (Xie Fen Ti Jun) – Crab Meat and Pig Trotters Sinew
三鮮海參 (San Xian Hai Shen) – Three Fresh Sea Cucumber
絲瓜麵筋 (Si Gua Mian Jin) – Loofa Noodles
蝦子大烏參 (Xia Zi Da Wu Shen) Shrimp Roe and Sea Cucumbers
小椒香干牛肉絲 (Xiao Jiao Xiang Gang Niu Rou Si) – Fragrant Shredded Peppers and Beef
* Kaiyang is a county in Guizhou Province.