Category Archives: Shanghai

Shanghai Restaurant, Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

The mom, pop and son restaurant Shanghai Restaurant pioneered Chinese food in the late 90’s in Mexico’s Playa Del Carmen.  The food is essentially mom’s home cooking with dad cranking out dumpling wrappers and noodles on an old school hand cranked pasta … Continue reading

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Peacefood Cafe, New York, NY

Peacefood Cafe serves vegan fair that comes very close to the border that separates tasty vegan food from bad hippie food.  The Boca Burger style burger comes topped with a weirdly mashed avocado and is then piled way too high … Continue reading

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M Shanghai Bistro and Garden, Brooklyn, NY

Following on from the East Village, I have been expecting an explosion of dumpling restaurants in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood but it hasn’t really happened yet. There is an outpost of Vanessa’s and the nearby M Shanghai Bistro and Garden. While M … Continue reading

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Canteen 82, New York NY

The co-owners of Canteen 82 hail from Malaysia and Hong Kong and the chef is from Shanghai, perhaps explaining the Asian-Fusion menu hidden behind the restaurant’s sub-title “Taste of Shanghai”.  The menu includes lots of American-Chinese dishes, Sushi, cooked Japanese … Continue reading

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456 Shanghai Cuisine, New York, NY

456 Shanghai Cuisine is run by the grandson of the owner of the well regarded original 456 that was located in China Town’s Chatham Square in the 1970s. Forty years later the reborn 456 is an unassuming, plate glass fronted … Continue reading

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Joe’s Ginger, New York NY

I was in the mood for soup dumplings so I decided to check out Joe’s Shanghai in New York’s Chinatown.  But in what seems to be a re-occurring theme when I try to go to soup dumpling hot spots, Joe’s … Continue reading

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Return to China Blue for Veggie Dumplings

China Blue has a pretty wide selection of dumplings so I on my first visit I only tried the pork filled ones. I recently went back to try the vegetable potstickers and the steamed vegetable dumplings.  It turned however that … Continue reading

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Shanghai Garden, Seattle, Washington

Shanghai Garden, located in Seattle’s International District (Chinatown), serves excellent steamed or fried pork dumplings. Shanghai Garden has a full menu and dumplings are only part of the offerings, other stand out dishes include; the barley green hand shaved noodles, … Continue reading

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Yang’s Fried Dumpling, Shanghai, Pan Fried

After my Chinese colleagues told me that Nan Xiang Xiaolong Mantou was for tourists I asked them where they went for dumplings and they took me to Xiao Yang’s (Yang’s Fried Dumplings).  I’ve been to three of the locations, which were … Continue reading

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Zen, Northampton MA, & Zen, Shanghai, Gyoza.

Zen is a pan-Asian restaurant in Northampton, MA and serves, at best, mediocre food.  The gyoza there appear to be frozen and then microwaved. I have eaten dumplings there twice and on both occasions some of the gyoza were still … Continue reading

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