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Evergreen Shanghai on E. 38th

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Evergreen Shanghai on E. 38th

Pat Goldberg | Sep 23, 2002 06:46 AM

Went to BargeMusic yesterday afternoon, and the concert ran a bit late. By the time we got through the Brooklyn Bridge traffic and reached Manhattan, it was pretty late, so we knew we could not count on getting into any of our "usual" restuarants without a reservation.

We decided to head to Evergreen. It is never full on Sunday evenings and parking is always a breeze. We ended up having a super meal - much superior to a lackluster meal at GSI midtown that we had about a week ago.

We had jellyfish and fried pork dumplings to begin. Both were way ahead of their counterparts at GSI. We then went on to stewed pork with bean curd dumplings and a braised yellowfish. Both were superb. The stewed port was red cooked pork belly with accompanying knots of bean curd skin. Evem my fat-hating husband snarfed up the pork. But as good as the pork was, the fish was even better. The major component of the delicious sauce was, I believe, some sort of bean paste, and the fish itself was cooked to perfection.

Thid is a very pretty restaurant with caring service. The prices are of course higher than Chinatown prices. Since we had not been there in at least six months, I cannot vouch for the steadiness of the kitchen, but last night it was spot-on.

Pat G.

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