Must try: Soup Dumplings
When you walk into the spartan digs of the flagship Joe’s Shanghai in Flushing, NY, it’s hard to imagine that there are outposts of this restaurant in Japan. Ever since the first Joe’s Shanghai was founded in 1995, their specialty crab pork meat soup dumplings became an instant New York hit.
Though Joe’s does offer other authentic Shanghai dishes, their soup dumplings remain the most popular item on the menu. These steaming beauties are served in warm bamboo baskets that are stacked according to how many orders you place. Other dishes worth trying are the fried rice, chewy Shanghai noodles and Crispy Jumbo Prawns w/ Meat Sauce.
The service at Joe’s Shanghai is surprisingly friendly and they do a good job of managing the long lines that wait eagerly for their steaming treats.
Here is some of what we ate:
Crispy Jumbo Prawns (Shell off) w/Meat Sauce
Crab Meat with Pork Meat Steamed Bun
Kung Pao Chicken
Shanghai Fried Rice (Eggs & Scallion)