OK. I am at a loss. I was a BIG fan of Shanghai Lee on Manhattan Avenue for many years. But since they have closed up, I am having a hard time finding a formidable replacement.
Some of my favorite dishes are General Tsao Chicken and Sesame Chicken. Now what I find is that in most Chinese restaurants, they are prepared exactly the same, except at the end, they sprinkle a few sesame seeds on the Sesame Chicken. And they all taste like sweet and sour chicken. Shanghai Lee's version of them was the best I have ever had. Each had a unique flavor. The Sesame Chicken was sweet and crispy, the Generals was spicy and had a strong garlic flavor with lots of hot peppers.
Also, I want my fried rice to be brown, not yellow. What is up with all these places using spanish rice???
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