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Yeah Shanghai: an alternative to Joe's and NGrBo

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Yeah Shanghai: an alternative to Joe's and NGrBo

Simon | Jan 9, 2005 11:55 AM

Last night went down to Chinatown, with a crazing for soup dumplings and armed w/ a Chinese friend's recommendation of "Lao Yu Zheng", which we discovered is more commonly known by the name on its sign: "Yeah Shanghai Restaurant". It's directly across the street from New Green Bo and is a long thin restaurant, far less crowded than Joe's Shanghai (where the saturday night wait was 30 minutes). Quieter. Nice friendly service. We ordered:

-- Soup Dumplings. Perhaps less crab and more pork than Joe's, but still very tasty.

-- Fried Pork Dumplings. A little bland and dry. Along with the scallion panckes, these were the weakest item.

-- Chicken and Chestnut casserole: good winter food, not greasy at all and full of lovely chunks of ginger.

-- Steamed yellow fish. Solid.

While we weren't completely wowed, this is a pleasant joint that i plan to return to for the soup dumplings and to try out some other things on the menu (a fried fish&seaweed dish at another table looked intriguing).

Anyone else visited it recently?

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