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Pacific East Mall- Shanghai Gourmet and nearby

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Pacific East Mall- Shanghai Gourmet and nearby

Han Lukito | Jan 19, 2002 08:07 PM

I rarely go to this area and found a couple of interesting places. I think Melanie probably already went to one of them.

The first is Shanghai Gourmet

Tried 5 dishes today.
* Melange of 8 ingredients: nice twist of the kung pao, sauce is deliciously sweet but not overpowering.

* Roasted spareribs with green onions: excellent. Tender spareribs with sweet sauce. The uniqueness is in the green onion which is sauteed almost to the point of being burnt black.

* Chicken marinated in some sort of dark chinese herbal medicine. Can't stand the smell.

* Shanghai style smoked fish: it's ok, won't try it again though-bony.

* Ham & winter melon soup: Ok but not too impressed-a bit salty.

The second is called DAIMO, a big restaurant. Picked up the menu and there seems to have many interesting dishes and lots of different congees. I don't recognize some of the categories: tossed noodle(soup on side) & congee tureen. Got to try this place soon.

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