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Ho Yuen Ting, Yan's Best Place, and the New Shanghai


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Ho Yuen Ting, Yan's Best Place, and the New Shanghai

galleygirl | Dec 3, 2001 05:33 PM

I thought I should know this stuff, but when the SO wanted an upscale rest. in Chinatown, I thought of New Shanghai, which I had heard was Julia Child's favorite. We went, and it DID have white tablecloths, but after looking at the menu, I couldn't bring myself to order, the menu looked SO ordinary, suburban, even! I had to leave, it was my birthday, and I wanted CHOW!!! We went past Ho Yuen Ting, which looked quite chowish, but not quite celebratory..It did make me wannah go back and check it out--anyone have any opinions? Also went past Yan's Best Place, the new one where the oldest Chau Chow was, and I recalled seeing one post about it...Anyone else been? By the way, I finally gave in to the craving for one of my alltime favorite, the oysters with Black Bean sauce at Peach Farm, so we went there, had those, scallops on the shell with ginger and scallion, watercress, and the twin lobsters with ginger and scallion, washed down with a couple of glasses of cheap chardonnay..It was heaven!

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