Since we so enjoyed dim sum here we thought we'd give the Shanghai menu a chance for dinner.
- Soup of Pork, tomato, egg, and "spicy" vegetable - very typical shanghai fare with nice but not extraordinary flavor. The "spicy" vegetable is really pickled which adds a needed layer of flavor. All of the textures are wonderful.
- Shanghai lo mein - very good as always.
- Broad beans with baby shrimp - this was the hit of the meal. The textures and flavors worked beautifully. A small amount of scallion and a hint of garliv flavored the beans but did not overpower them. The brininess of the perfectly cooked shrimp balanced the slight sweetness of the fresh beans. Spring on a plate!
- Sweet and Sour spareribs - the only miss of the night. They were on the Shanghainese menu so I guess I thought they'd be the chopped bits you get at dim sum wok fried. Instead they were battered and deep fried, coated with a sweet and sour souce that admittedly had balanced flavor. Not awful but something you can get at any silver-dome establishment.
All in all a worthwhile expenditure of time, money and calories.