Soup Dumplings In Manhattan's Chinatown

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Business/Location: Shanghai Asian Cuisine
Address: 14 Elizabeth St
City: New York
State: NY
Zip Code: 10013
Phone: 212-964-5640

Posted by:  Scott Sendrow
Photo:  Scott Sendrow
   Shanghai Asian Cuisine
The Village Voice's Robert Sietsema recently wrote up Shanghai Asian Cuisine on Elizabeth Street in the ground floor underneath Jing Fong in Manhattan's Chinatown. He had high praise for the soup dumplings and various cold dishes (he was less excited about the main entrees). The soup dumplings are good -- definitely a nice option to have in Chinatown. They're packed with crab and pork, but where other places provide a giant spoon big enough to snare all the liquid that oozes out; SAC's spoon is rather small, though it's large enough to match the drizzle of soup that you get. I suppose it's a tradeoff -- do you want more meat or more soup? Another dish Sietsema liked was Noodles with Meat Sauce (Cha Chiang Mein). It was a sort of gut-busting Chinese Spaghetti Bolognese; great with a little bit of that spicy chili oil stuff on the table and perfect drunk food. SAC has a sister restaurant on Mott Street, Shanghai Asian Manor, that features the same dumplings.

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