Robb and I took our weekly lunch earlier this week since I am taking off Friday to watch basketball. We took the bus to Chinatown with a final destination of Joe’s Shanghai at 9 Pell Street. You will find a crowd at lunchtime and expect to sit at a communal table since space is limited. It is fun to watch the non stop action of waiters weaving in and out delivering food from the kitchen to the tables.
The Crabmeat Xiao Long Bao (Soup Dumplings) served in bamboo steamers are amazing. Robb’s favorite were the Pork Fried Dumplings, they have a thicker outer layer that makes them unusually tasty. We had a small noodle dish, Singapore Mei Fun, a thin noodle with a curry sauce, onions, peppers, shrimp, pork, chicken, egg and who knows what else. The main course was the Moo Shu Pork accompanied by the standard pancakes and plum sauce. Just like everything else the noodles were very good and the Moo Shu was excellent.
This is the place to go for dumplings, the price is right and they are filling enough to skip the main course. We decided to walk back to the office after a little too satisfying lunch.