BR and I joined Ben and Suanne and a table full of other Chowtimers for a great meal last night. It seems my previous post on Shanghai House piqued Ben's interest over at Chowtimes and before you know it....a Chowdown happens!
I was a bit overwhelmed by the amount of food and the commotion....not in a bad way, but kind of a stunned way. The only photo I took was at the very end of the meal. Still have a way to go on my blogger skills, eh?
Andrea, who is from Shanghai, did all the ordering, so each dish that arrived was a nice surprise. I could see Suanne was working hard, trying to decipher what we were eating from the menu. It's funny, if you can order in Chinese you get pretty much what you expect...sometimes the English translations can be very confusing and of course the infamous "special sauce" which may or may not be the same special sauce appears on many of the dishes....anyways, I digress.
Shanghai House served up a pretty good dinner to our group of 16. Andrea ordered a vast variety of dishes from dim sum to crab. At one point BR and I thought we might be eating a giant heart of some crazy beast.........but it was merely a gynormous cuttle fish!
It was great to try some authentic Shanghainese cuisine. The best part of the evening was meeting so many like minded foodies. The conversations were entertaining and the laughs made my heart smile. Thank you all for being a part of a great Friday night meal......such a great start to our weekend. BR and I will likely do some more fooding today!!
As for a specific review of this dinner, you will have to wait for Ben and Suanne's review.
Oh ya....from now on I am going to start referring to Ben as Ben and Suanne. You know, it seems Ben gets all the fame, but behind the scenes, it appears that it is Suanne who is doing all the work...
Suanne is very organized at writing and recording everything as it happens. I'm sure Chowtimes would not be the same without her........isn't that right Ben :-)
Do you think I have any hope in training BR to do the same for A Wok in The Tuscan Kitchen?
Looking forward to our next food adventure with all of you!