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

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Shanghai Heping

We stumbled upon Shanghai Heping while walking aimlessly in Chinatown after visiting Central Perk, wooo FRIENDS! Well actually the boyfriend and I both drank a lot of water and needed a baño ASAP so we were looking for a Starbucks. Of course it was no where to be found. It was time to chow down anyway so we just went in the first place we thought we would both like. Never again!

First the “hot and sour soup” was neither hot or sour it was just a bowl of oil and blah.

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Don’t you just want to jump in the screen and eat this!? Well, don’t!

I didn’t order this dish, but I tried it and it wasn’t horrible but it wasn’t anything special either. My boyfriend liked it, eh he’s not Asian what does he know (I love you).

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I looked at the menu and wasn’t in the mood for anything at all but the beef stew with rice noodles was like pick me, so I did. Ugh, it was out of character as I never go out and order beef stew with rice noodles or beef anything (ok occasionally). I was so disappointed! I mean it looked good and the first bite of the beef was full of flavor, but the broth was boring. It was a drab finishing the meal. I grew up eating these where the broth is rich and bursting with flavors…mmm now I want a bowl of good ol’ homemade beef stew.

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I was in the mood for a taro bubble tea. Ugh, another disappointment. I was drinking sugar and tapioca pearls. I took a few sips and no more bubble tea for me.

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The place was spacious for a Chinatown restaurant and the service – I swear all the waitstaff were sleep walking.

Sorry Shanghai Heping overall grade, fail. I looked up the restaurant to link it to my blog and to my surprise there are some great reviews out there about Shanghai Heping. As I’m writing this I’m thinking maybe the other dishes are good or maybe the chef had a bad day. Sorry first impressions are everything right? You’re better off with your shit local Chinese food places.

Where did U go last night?

Shanghai Heping

104 Mott St

New York, New York 10013

212 – 925 – 1118

Between Canal & Hester St in Chinatown/Little Italy

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