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great shanghai style noodles?

redgirl Dec 8, 2013 07:36 PM

have a guest coming in from out of town and he is longing for shanghai style noodles. where???

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  1. Motosport RE: redgirl Dec 9, 2013 07:31 AM

    Shanghai Café on Mott St is excellent. If there is a line at the door don't fret. It moves quickly. I think it is cash only.

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    1. re: Motosport
      redgirl RE: Motosport Dec 9, 2013 07:33 AM

      thank you.

    2. scoopG RE: redgirl Dec 9, 2013 07:47 AM

      Shanghai Café at 100 Mott Street is now called Shanghai Café Deluxe. You have three options in Chinatown:


      Shanghai Café Deluxe:

      Shanghai Heping:

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        AubWah RE: redgirl Dec 9, 2013 12:57 PM

        Shanghai Cafe is legendary

        1. ipsedixit RE: redgirl Dec 9, 2013 01:31 PM

          Not to get too off-topic, but can someone educate me on what people mean when they say "Shanghai style noodles"?

          Are people referring to the kind or type of noodles (i.e., "cumian" or those that resemble udon), or a style of cooking (i.e., a stir-fry using cumian and a slurry of chicken broth, etc.)?

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            swannee RE: ipsedixit Dec 9, 2013 03:39 PM

            I had exactly the same question. Shanghai noodles to me mean cumian (粗麵) which means "rough" noodles--they are coarse and wide like udon. But is there a particular cooking method or sauce meant here?

            1. re: ipsedixit
              betterbeheaven RE: ipsedixit Dec 9, 2013 07:07 PM

              I think immediately of "shang hai cu cao mian" (sorry if my pinyin is off)

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