Shanghai Taste

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 Ventured out to Shanghai Taste, a fairly new restaurant in Rockville, MD, for the famed Chinese soup dumplings I have never tried. It was jampacked on the weekend during lunch time, which is always a good sign to me. First timers tip: Bring along a friend who can read Chinese. The menu is entirely in Chinese with no English translation. Thank god I have my Chinese friends!
Ordered up plates of sweet cucumber salad, tofu, and pork tendon as appetizers. I loved the tendon though it might not appeal to some; it was chewy and retained the flavor of the animal. The cucumber salad was sweet enough to balance out the savoriness of the other dishes. The soup dumplings came out fresh and piping hot from the kitchen. As a newb, I found them a little tricky to eat with chopsticks as you have to be careful not to poke a hole in the skin, or else the soup broth will spill. These were mouthwateringly good once I got the hang of them. They were very hot, but the filling was

divine coupled with the hot, salty, flavor-packed broth. They're perfect for a cold blustery day or perhaps if you're feeling a bit under the weather. Definitely try these out if you love your soups and Chinese food! We also ordered wontons, sticky rice rolls (with meat filling), bbq pastries, and radish cakes to polish off this wonderful lunch.


Lisa said...

yumm looks so good going to have to try out their xia long bao's and the spicy wonton!

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