At quickly put together dinner at Shanghai last night, 420 Judah Street in San Francisco. Derek, Joel, Larry, Yimster and Mrs. Yimster met at the drop of the hat last night to try a old posting of Shanghai food.
I did the ordering with direction from my CEO (she let the world the I am the boss because she says so).
Drunken Chicken: this was recommended the Mrs. Yimster because the sign in Chinese said there was a limit of one order per table. She said that either it was really good this was a come on. She wanted it either way. The chicken was cooked just right. The Chinese wine amount was correct and not over powering and not over done. The order was half a chicken
Xaio lung bao: was steamed and the soup within then was just great. Derek in a rush to have a bao also burned his tongue because the soup within was hot. We got 10 bao in the order.
Crispy eel, shreds of eel were deep-fried to crispy finish. This was in a dark sweet sauce which was out of this world.
Shanghai spareribs, this was a twice cooked sparerib pieces. Well done expect I found the sauce was too strong for the dish.
Salt and Pepper Pig Trotters, we wanted the Red Cooked Pig trotters but we do not make early enough reservations. To have the red cooked trotters we have to pre order by noon of that day. The trotter was served on a bed of fried seaweed. Very crispy and well seasoned, but not as moist as the red cooked trotters.
Tea smoked duck, just nothing to say but wonderful. Cooked right not to dry and not fatty at all. Served with buns and sauce.
Stir-fried fresh shrimp, a Shanghai shrimp like the one we had at the South Bay Limsterfest only more and maybe better.
The only thing with this dinner was that they forgot to serve us rice. So after all these dishes I told the waitress that I no longer want rice, but I wanted Shanghai thick noodles. These thick noodles were served with shredded pork, Napa cabbage and bamboo shoot pieces. Done in a brown sauce.
We ate everything set before us. The bill with tip was $85.00.
As we continue in our quest for the prefect little dragon bun. Not bad for a dinner we did plan to go to until 4:30 that day.