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Shangri-La Belmont take out not very good

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Shangri-La Belmont take out not very good

Jpan99 | | Jun 29, 2008 09:58 AM

I've eaten here once and remembered liking it. But takeout last night was very poor. Maybe it's because their food needs to be eaten hot out of the kitchen?

My memory of the fried turnip cake was that it was one of the best things I've eaten that was fried. But when they sit in a box and steam and get cold, they aren't very tasty at all. And I thought in the restaurant they came with some kind of dipping sauce, but there was none in the takeout.

I was looking forward to the ravioli with spicy sauce, but all it turned out to be was tiny looking peking ravioli sitting in a container with a very very salty soy sauce over them, it had a little spice but was too salty to enjoy.

And the shredded beef with peking sauce was just another disapointment. The accompanying pancakes were dry and cracked around the edges and doughy in the middle and serving size, well, maybe there was 4 ounces of meat, maybe. And for $10.95 it wasn't worth it.

I hate to admit that I tossed the uneaten turnip cakes and salty dumplings because I couldn't bare eating them again.

I don't want to trash the place but maybe it just isn't the kind of food that travels well? I've no plans to go back. Wondering if others have had this experience with takeout.

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