Winner winner chicken dinner

Yeah Shanghai Deluxe

This is how we roll! Being the secret fat kid who loves food I only get to eat all these delicious dishes in one sitting during special occasions like weddings and in this case my cousins birthday. I sampled all these dishes of course and only had a bite of the pork then stayed away. Yeah, I feel the need to explain all this food here, hahah. I don’t encourage everyone to do this all the time, but do it at least once! Plus its so cheap, to start we ordered eight dishes, rice for nine people and more food along the way which totaled to about $24 a person.

The dinner at Yeah Shanghai Deluxe was served family style so everyone had a go at the spinning round table. I called it the Wheel of Fortune, I mean look at all this food (I will be working out like a mad man)! Side note: We had a Cantonese speaker at the table who ordered everything so if you would like to know the names of any of these delish looking dishes, I’ll find out for ya!

The lobster was good and the sauce was good, but overall it wasn’t extra special (but I ate the last piece anyway).

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So I suggested that we take the party to Joe’s Shanghai before we entered Yeah Shanghai Deluxe, but hey it wasn’t my birthday and gotta try some place new right? So compared to Joe’s Shanghai these dumplings would lose, although I must say it was good, but do not be mistaken they were Not Joe’s Shanghai good.

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Ah pork. I secretly wanted more but I just sampled a small piece. It was good, the sauce didn’t over power the meat and it wasn’t soggy.

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Walnut Shrimp you are my enemy. Really what is in these things?! Whatever just for the bday, I ate two shrimp and it was oh so creamy, rich and the shrimp was nice and plumpy.

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These were not bad, but I did wish they were crispier. I don’t want to say it again, but these are better at Joe’s Shanghai.

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You can’t go wrong with Bok Choy sauteed in oil and garlic.

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I usually stay away from duck, they are fatty and well delicious! So I gave it a shot. First off the meat was dry, second those were not pancakes, they were tortilla wraps and third the Peking Duck with Pancakes I ate in Beijing, China are still the shitzzz!

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No matter how many times I have seen it, the fish head creeps me out. But, I was still excited for a whole steamed fish. This was hard to eat with everyone poking at it and it only made the bones go everywhere. I had a few bites, I’d say it tasted better with some sauce on it, but as you can see the sauce of course is oily.

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What a feast! Having been to Shanghai, China this place did justice. I was satisfied and I think everyone else was too even the non Asian kids. This restaurant is definitely great for big groups, families and kids. Our waiter was nice and the dishes came out in no time.

Because it’s my family, we were not done stuffing our faces yet, Kung Fu Tea was the next stop.

Booo! It was not good and I felt like puking on the train ride back home. Ugh, the tapioca pearls had a weird sweetness to it and the drink was watery for my taste, I like it creamy. Also, it had a strong black tea taste to it and it did not tasted like taro. The pictures made all their drinks looks so Yum that I was even nervous for my Saint’s Alp’s place. Even their Oreo tea drink which we all thought would taste like a McFlurry (yeah I referenced McDonald’s), tasted like crushed up Ores with water, ugh. What was all the fuss about Kung Fu Tea guys?! I still think Saint’s Alp Tea House makes some banging bubble tea, period.

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Thanks for reminding me we’re all getting a year older and for all the greasy calories, happy birthday dude.

Where did U go last night?

Yeah Shanghai Deluxe

50 Mott St
New York, NY 10013
(212) 566-4884

 Kung Fu Tea

various locations

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Winner winner chicken dinner

Viv

I grew up eating Thai and having been to Thailand Viv is a winner for best Thai in NYC in my book. I have been there numerous times and each time Viv delivers. They are consistent, everything is just right, the spices, flavor, and if you ask for spicy be prepared for spicy!

Chicken & Shrimp Dumpling with Soy Vinaigrette Dipping Sauce

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We got it steamed, the dumplings were delicious and just right with a touch of the dipping sauce which was on the sweet side.

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Queen of Siam Basil with Squid

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I got it extra spicy of course and a side of brown rice. The portion was big enough for two servings, but if your me you’d kill it in one sitting (hehe).

Pineapple Fried Rice with Chicken & Cashew Nuts

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This was delicious, not too oily and greasy. A nice surprise crunch with the cashew nuts and it was seasoned just right. I never put lemon on rice but a squeeze of lemon did add a nice finish taste to it along with the pineapples chunks in there. To my surprise it was served in a cool pineapple.

The restaurant had a trendy vibe with top hits music, blue lights and a dragon hanging from the ceiling. It sounds fancy, but really Viv is not a fancy place, I would say they are stylish. The crowd is always pretty mixed each time I visit and not crazy crowded. The prices are average for the midtown area and the service, well they are very attentive. They like to visit the tables often and ask if you need anything in a very sweet and polite Thai manner.

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You know it, I had a Lychee Martini! The martini was strong, it was like four drinks in one. Hey, no complaints here and in fact I like that the drink felt grown up. By grown up I mean it was like a Classic Martini with a lychee as garnish and mostly because it wasn’t sugary or sweet like most martinis.

Where did U go last night?

Viv

717 9th Ave
New York, NY 10019

212 – 581 – 5999

in Hell’s Kitchen

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