Sunday, May 4, 2014

Joe's Shanghai (Midtown)

I used to love Joe's Shanghai's soup dumplings.  It's a must-eat every time I visit NYC.  Perhaps I am spoiled by the soup dumplings from the likes of Din Tai Fung after I moved back to Asia but I can't believe I used to love their soup dumplings here.  I was so disappointed.  My mom was not impressed either...I am not sure if it has to do with the fact that I always go to their Chinatown location for the soup dumplings but it's a meal not worth the calories...

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Even the food was not what it used to be anymore, there is still a ridiculous line of fellow foodies waiting for their turn. 

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Since there is only the two of us, we only ordered the soup dumplings, the steamed vegetable dumplines, and the Crispy Duck with Peppery Salt.  Honestly, I wasn't impressed with a single dish.

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Pork Steamed Soup Buns (6)
小籠包

Thewrappings were too thick and the juice was too oily.
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Steamed Vegetable Dumplings (6)
素餃

Again, the wrappings were too thick and I can't taste the freshness of the fillings at all.
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Crispy Duck with Peppery Salt
香酥鴨

The duck was dry, too dry...
I wish they would give me some plum sauce...

Joe's Shanghai (Midtown)
24 W 56 Street New York, New York 10019 (between 5 and 6 Avenue)
Tel: +1 (212) 333-3868
Fax: +1 (212) 397-1107
Hours: (M-F) (Lunch) 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM; (Dinner) 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM; (Sat) 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM; (Sun) 1:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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