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Shanghai Cafe – 01.27.09

Shanghai Cafe
100 Mott St
New York 10013

The tale of the two cities, or in this case the tale of two chinese cafe’s.
Both suprised me, but in different ways.

Food
1)law bok go
a turnip dish wraped in filo like consistency pastry.
bland. little flavor
5/10
2) sah lut hah koh
mayo shrimp dish with walnut and a ring of broccoli
i remember first eating this dish at 4 am after clubbing with mr. sunshine
it tasted nothing like my previous encounter with this dish.
i couldn’t eat more than 5% of the dish.
it was so bad i gave the leftovers to a homeless dude on the subway
3/10
3) dao mew
the tips of snow peas, stir fried with garlic and oil.
one of the better ones i’ve tried. makes me want to get a wok.
9/10
4)shao lohm bao
pork dumplings with a soup base *within* the dumpling
iv’e had better. the black vinegar sauce wasn’t so hot.
6.8/10
5)mango smoothie
I’s cafe in new brunswick, nj still has the best mango smoothie.
the tapioca was frozen
6.6/10
6)almond smoothie
tasted water down
6.6/10
7)sticky rice in bamboo leaf
good portion, decent price, decent taste
7.8/10
Overall Food
disappointing. considering the competition in chinatown, you would think
it would up the ante. not with this case.
6.2/10
Decor
blegh. nothing impressive
4/10
Service
crappy. didn’t expect much, didn’t get much
3/10
Value
for a chinese restaurant in chinatown, was overpriced
6/10

Conclusion
Don’t eat here. plenty of other restaurants in chinatown.

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Kowloon Cafe
2365 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Food

1)Salt and Pepper Squid
lightly battered and fried with sliced pepper
cooked very well. portion was plentiful
8.3/10
2)pork short ribs in black bean sauce
slightly above average
7.8/10
3)Kowloon Fried Rice
suprisingly spicy. surpisingly good
8/10
4)almond smoothie
this is how you’re supposed to make a smoothie
8/10
5)Hong Kong Style Tea
a little too bitter for my taste
6/10

Overall Food
you would never expect from the outside a nugget of gold in the
heart of brooklyn
Decor
6/10
nothing to harp about. 99.99% don’t come here for the decor
Service
same as decor
6/10
Value
portion = large
price = cheap!
9/10

Conclusion
Unbeknownst to me, brooklyn has a heavily chinese population.
If you are ever on “86 street”, the shopping street of bensonhurst in brooklyn,
check out this restaurant.
8.6/10

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FoodScale – in Homage to the superbowl – I present a one week only NFL sports ranking scale

10 – Pittsburgh Steelers – that defense is just straight up nasty
9.5-9.9999 Arizona Cardinals – the cardinals?? in the superbowl?? my underdog pick for the 2008 champions
9.1-9.49 Tennesse Titans – Kerry Collins?? another surprise for 2008.
8-9 Baltimore Ravens – rookie QB – impressive
7.6- 8 NY football Giants – cough – Eli – choke – cough
7 – 7.5 Philly Eagles – I know they are my team but they shouldn’t even be this high. They did however
made it to the conference championships.

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6 Dolphins – a year for surprise QB performances. I’m glad for pennington.
5 Ny Jets – Diva Favre retiring? not retiring? playoffs? playoffs??
1-4 KC – Chiefs – we can build on this!! only without me! you can do it!
0 – 1 Detriot Lions – the only perfect team of 2008.