Dinner at Ala Shanghai

On Friday night Chris, my sister and I had dinner plans at Ala Shanghai in Latham. We’d both heard good things about it and decided now would be a great time to check it out!

They brought out a pot of tea to start, which was impressive! And it was particularly tasty.

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The menu was so extensive! There were many interesting things. I decided to try something new, so my sister and I split the steamed vegetable buns. Steamed > fried.

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I also ordered the steamed veggie dumplings.

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I have a really hard time describing Asian food. The reason being is that I don’t eat too much of it, so I don’t really know what to expect or what to compare it to! I do know that I really enjoyed the big veggie buns since they were filled with what seemed to be spinach and mushroom. They were almost sweet inside, and I liked that. The dumplings had a different flavor, and it wasn’t my favorite. I ate most of them though!

Chris and my sister ordered the duck and some spring rolls.

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I had a hard time deciding on my meal. I eventually chose the Vegetarian “Chicken” with Fungus and a side of brown rice.

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The presentation was great! The tofu looked amazing! It was some of the best tofu I’ve had at an Asian restaurant. Usually its too soft and mushy for me, since I think a lot of places use silken tofu. But I was a huge fan of the “chicken” style tofu. The fungus was some type of mushroom, and the flavor was great but I couldn’t get over the texture. It was like munching on a jellyfish. Eeek. It was hard to eat. I only ate half of my meal and saved the leftovers for Chris. Had to same room for dessert!

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We headed on over to On the Farm for some ice cream! I happen to know they have pretty good soft serve. Unfortutaley, I think I’ve met my soft serve quota for the season, so I went with the peanut butter chip frozen yogurt. As much as I love soft serve froyo, I am also quite the sucker for hard frozen yogurt!

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Delish! And Chris enjoyed his mint chocolate chip. ;-)

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It was a perfect night for ice cream!!!

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