$100 Shanhailander fish?
from J Gold in his q and a session, (what is this fish):
"A critical date? Good going! Rowland Heights, as you know, is not exactly rich in romantic restaurants. It might be fun to wrestle a giant lobster at Newport Seafood or blow out your tastebuds over the Sichuan excess at No. 1 Noodle House, but they are pretty specific experiences. You could go for cold Shandong chicken and scallion pancakes at Earthen, then go for a stroll in Schabarum Park - that sounds like fun. Or be a big spender and find out what that $100 fish at Shanghailander could possibly be!"
the shanghailander palace menu
lists reeves shad at $99.95.
once commonly found in the yangtze, apparently reeves shad is found only in the pearl river/river delta due to over pollution.
doing a quick google search, according to: http://www.cbr.washington.edu/shadfou...
between the effects of pollution and overfishing it was on the verge of extinction in the late 90's. there's actually some interesting reading in the article. i never knew that there was a shad foundation.
apparently it's a house special for the jade garden restaurant chain (beijing shanghai HK & macao) that specializes in shanghaiese cuisine. given how serious shanghai is about food, that says to me that it's a relatively big deal, though i can't be sure if it's *that* good, or just the fact that it's become so rare.