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CK Shanghai

JK | Mar 31, 2005 02:11 PM

Went to CK Shanghai last Sunday - Ordered Hunan Styled Crispy Fried Fish, Pea Pods with Garlic, and Red Roasted Pork. Decent but pricey. Thought our food was a bit "Americanized." CK came out of the kitchen and chatted about his new restaurant. He apologized for the Americanized dishes (I was suprised since I didn't actually say I thought it tasted Americanized). I countered that I just ordered the wrong dishes. He said that he is currently working on a Chinese menu and if we wanted something specifically (such as Drunken Chicken) we should just call ahead. He is also thinking about putting out some dim sum dishes this weekend but we should call before coming to make sure. He also assured us that he doesn't plan to take a break from the kitchen until 6 months from now.
So what type of dishes does CK do best? The only time I had eaten at the old restaurant was for a very formal banquet about 5 years ago (living in NY at the time). At that time, I remember being wowed by the old school gourmet Chinese cooking - big elaborate dishes, carved vegetables, i.e. Eat Man Drink Woman type of food. Not something I would order with just one or two people.

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