Radiance Tea House has opened a new location. I loved their fine teas selection at the first location on 55th Str and now really appreciate the fuller menu on 50th Str.
Hong Kong harbor style jumbo shrimps I eat we're cooked in shell over high flame, thus being crispy yet juicy inside. I was a little concern about shrimps not being piled, but It does taste different and in a good way different. Also I liked the fact that it's not breaded. Would definitely recommend to everyone. As to how to eat it: Helping yourself with a knife, sort of pull the shrimp meat with a fork from the middle of the shrimp towards yourself, perpendicularly to the shrimp tail. Sounds complicated but just basically how you'd eat a lobster.
It was a bit spicier that I normally would eat, so when waiter brought iced tea with prunes and some berries to add sweetness, I was grateful. Tea complemented the dish, jut like wine wood.
Definitely recommend to try their ice-teas. They sell it by the pitcher too.
Overall - it's my favorite place right now. Going to shift business lunches there, atmosphere feels right to make decisions, very calm.
Price: delicious meal for two, with dim sum, seafood entrees, mango mousse dessert and iced teas made into $38. I think the price is great. Especially given the food quality and the location.
Aftertaste: Food felt light, yet satisfying, there was no heavy sensations that is common after normally greasy Chinese food.
Their chef must be very talented.
One thing that pleasantly surprised me was how clean the place was. From my experience it's more common for today's Chinese places to appear not carrying about hygiene at all.