No. 1 Shanghai Cuisine
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- No. 1 Shanghai CuisineCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4First to ReviewMar 24, 2014
It's really a shame that the idea of Chinese food usually conjures up images of chow mein and mu shu pork for the standard Westerner. After all, China is a large country that encompasses and incorporates many cultures from Mongolia to India to the near Middle East. We perpetuate the myth that Chinese food must be cheap and a little dirty to be genuine.
The night after my cousin got married, our family went to No. 1 Shanghai Cuisine (brilliantly creative name) for a sort of after-wedding reception party. We all had a great time. The staff was very friendly and the food was amazing. Of course, we had the xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and a number of other things I've only seldom tried before - if ever. It was a nice change from the standard Cantonese/Szechuan fare the West is normally accustomed to, cooked with enough flavor that I'm actually getting hungry as I write this. Not "cheap" but definitely worth it.
By far the best meal from our trip to BC. And yes, I'm Chinese.Recommended for: