Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • tamp Tamp
    Coffee Time in Chiswick
  • zucca Zucca
    Last meal in Bermondsey
  • francomanca Franco Manca
    Great Pizza now in Covent Garden
  • flavourly Flavourly
    Beer Delivery in London
  • workshopcoffee Workshop Coffee
    Coffee and more Coffee
  • Wokshop Wok Shop
    Best Dumplings in Berlin
  • mustafas Mustafa's Gemuse Kebap
    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
    Eins Bier Bitte
  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place

A Chinese Palace in NYC [On The Road: New York]

Marisol got a recommendation about a Chinese Restaurant in Midtown, so we decided to give it a go. The place, Shun Lee Palace, an upscale Chinese restaurant, décor according to their offer, opened in 1971 serving traditional Chinese cuisine from a couple regions. 

The place
We started with a Szechuan Wonton, excellent opening, the steamed wonton perfectly executed with the spicy Szechuan sauce was great, nice traditional flavours. Then we moved to the crispy shredded Beijing duckling, again was a spotless execution, perfect presentation, perfectly cooked, one of the best aromatic crispy ducks I have had, crispy and yet tender, homemade pancakes, the waiter actually filled the pancakes for us so the only thing we had to do was eat them, I loved the cucumber and the spring onion brushes in combination with the hoisin sauce. Finally a Singapore style rice noodles with curry, one of my favourite all time dishes, pretty nice, traditional, well executed, I bit mild for me, wouldn’t care a bit more of heat. 

Noodles and duck
Excellent service, great food, and a relaxing atmosphere. 

Fortune cookie
Chinese restaurants remind me the Seinfeld episode “The Chinese Restaurant” 

Jerry: Hey, I got news for you, if we're making this movie, we got to get a table immediately 
Elaine: All right, OK. Let's stop fooling around. Let's just slip him some money 
Jerry: In a Chinese restaurant? Do they take money? 
Elaine: Do they take money? Everyone takes money. I used to go out with a guy who did it all the time, you just slip him 20 bucks 
George: 20 bucks? Isn't that excessive? 
Elaine: Well what do you want to give him, change? 
George: It's more than the meal! 
Jerry: Oh, come on, we'll divide it up three ways 
George: All right, 7, 7, 6. I'm not going to eat that much! 
Jerry: I'm counting your shrimps

Shun Lee Palace
T: +1 212 371 8844
Chinese Cuisine
Approx Damage: $40pp
Area: Midtown
Borough: Manhattan
Twitter: ShunLeePalace
Shun Lee Palace on Urbanspoon


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