Apr 092009
 
The honey glazed chicken was very aromatic and perfumed the entire table

The honey glazed chicken was very aromatic and perfumed the entire table

We were in Chinatown for lunch this week, and decided to forgo the usual trip to Joy Yee’s in favor of Lao Shanghai, a recommendation from our Twitter followers.

Spicy asparagus with black bean sauce was an unusual and welcome appetizer.

Spicy asparagus with black bean sauce was an unusual and welcome appetizer.

The food was spicy and service was fast and attentive. When we tried to say thank you to our waitress in Mandarian, she gave us a quick lesson in several dialects. The lesson has already been forgotten, but I still remember the tasty garlic shrimp I ordered!

I asked for my garlic shrimp to be "American" spicy.

Heading to Chinatown soon? You may want to try:
Lao Shanghai
2163 S China Pl
Chicago, IL 60616

Special thanks to @CCCatalane, @purkage, @allegrobeavette, @totaldish, @DavidHammond, @jbc95a, @MatthewRHess, @VettaFC, @KarlAlmaria, and @kokilduff for suggestions! We hope to try them all!

Want to chat about Lao Shanghai? Drop us a line via Twitter: @chicagobites.

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