Saturday, November 15, 2008


I was excited that we ate here this evening because i've been wanting to add them to my list of restaurant reviews. We eat at Shanghai fairly often. They have, in my opinion, the best asian dishes in Ottawa and the best dumplings i've ever had. Ever. I get so excited leading up to eating them it's crazy. We got our usual tonight, the Shanghai Dumplings – pork-filled wontons, pan seared with fresh coriander and chives on a bed of bean sprouts and rice sticks, Vegetable Pad Thai – rice vermicelli, tofu, green peppers, egg, coriander, bean sprouts, bamboo shoots and peanut and chili sauce, and Coconut Curry Shrimp in Spicy Peanut Sauce – shrimp served with a sauce of thai red curry, coconut milk and peanut on a bed of broccoli. I absolutely love these dishes. They have so much flavour and the coconut curry shrimp peanut sauce is to die for. Tonight we brought in the food, but it is a wonderful restaurant to eat at. It's not your traditional bright Chinese food type of spot, it's very warm and cozy inside with red walls, dim lighting and great service. They always showcase local artists work on the walls and they have fun theme nights or live DJs every now and then. If you've never been, go, you won't be disappointed. If you happen to go on a Saturday night after 9, you'll have a very entertaining evening – their Saturday night karaoke is the most interesting karaoke i've ever been to. Apps range from $1.50 to $7.50 and mains from $6.95 to $16.95.

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