Delicious Food

We have really been enjoying the food here in China, even more so than we ever thought we would. One of the highlights in Shanghai was the Crystal Jade Restaurant. We had dim sum there twice and it was outstanding. Their barbecue pork was amazingly tender on the inside and crispy on the outside. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
Another place we ate at in Shanhai was called Shanghai Uncle. It was also superb. We had these green beans that were coated in some kind of ginger/soy/peanut sauce combination that was mouth watering. We also had prawns in chile sauce there which seems to be a Chinese specialty because we’ve seen it pop up on a lot of menus here. Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketPhoto Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
On another note, at the Ye Ole Station, we attempted to partake in the Chinese delicacy of hairy crab. A plate of hairy crab drenched in sauce was placed in front of us with nothing to eat it with, but our fingers and chopsticks. We went about trying to tear it apart with our fingers, but couldn’t figure it out at all. The servers mostly stood around and giggled at us. We couldn’t figure out how to get any meat out and just made a huge mess. Hairy crab remains a mystery.
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  1. Melanie said,

    October 26, 2007 at 2:12 am

    Good for you for trying to master the hairy crab! However, we could not…I could not stand something looking at me back!
    The oil they use is different, isnt it?
    Have you tried the desserts? So good..very light…no heavy Crisco taste.
    Hurry and bring the other Spicy Jiangxi girl home to South Carolina!

  2. iris said,

    October 27, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    wow, food looks amazing! cant wait to taste some of michael’s chinese cooking upon return, know he is taking tips. 😉

    cats are doing great!!!! ( medley comes for me and hides from andy, hehehe)

    we miss you and glad you are having a great time!

  3. Nana Lewis said,

    October 28, 2007 at 2:57 am

    A HAIRY crab??? I can’t figure out if you’re brave or crazy!! I think I’d have to pass on this meal. By the way, do they have American fast food there ? McDonald’s, BK, etc.? I can see it now… food take out featuring The Hairy Crab on Pelham Road! HA!

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