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Has Little Potato been Shanghaied?

lexdevil | Jan 28, 201006:11 PM

Stopped by for lunch today and the room looks very different. Much more open, and far fewer people. Menu appears rather different. No more pork and leek dumplings, but they now have XLB. Several different rice cake preparations. Mine (the classic w/ pork and fermented greens) were overcooked and gummy.

I also had mixed seafood w/ Chinese donuts. This was a very mild mix of squid, white fish, surimi, fish balls, and a garlic flavored sauce over chunks of you tiao. I've never seen anything like this before, and I found it both odd and strangely attractive. The crispy you tiao made a nice contrast with the soft/slippery fish and sauce. I even enjoyed it as the you tiao soaked up the sauce and became entirely soggy. I haven't been able to find any on-line mentions of serving food over you tiao (dunking is another matter entirely), so I'd love to hear if anyone knows about the genesis of this dish.

I did not get to explore the menu further, as I was catching up with a friend whom I don't see often enough. I'll try to grab a menu next time.

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