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Shanghai Cuisine

Restaurants, Chinese Chinatown
Shanghai Cuisine
Photograph: Jessica Lin

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Getting Shanghai cuisine just right is no easy trick. The flavors are subtle and the preparations require the freshest ingredients. Although this restaurant deserves applause for serving authentic dishes like a sherry-soaked appetizer of pig stomach, pork tongue and chicken feet, it doesn’t always live up to the demands of its moniker. Fried yellow fish in sweet-and-sour sauce should have arrived shaped like a squirrel (it’s a pun on the dish’s Chinese name); this version also tasted shapeless—too sweet and bland. Ask for off-the-menu salted-pork-and-bok-choy fried rice, a slow-simmered dish with vegetable and meat juices that the kitchen does very well.



Address: 89 Bayard St
New York
Cross street: at Mulberry St
Transport: Subway: J, M, Z, N, Q, R, 6 to Canal St
Price: Average main course: $11. Cash only
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–10:15pm
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