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Tuesday
Sep072004

Zhang Sheng Ji - 张生记

Time for a Beijing monster update! This is another meal with Mike and his family at 张生记 (Zhang Sheng Ji), a Shanghainese restaurant.


smoked duck smoked duck


some veggie I don't know how to translate some veggie I don't know how to translate


pig ear, flavored pork, roasted duck pig ear, flavored pork, roasted duck


pan fried pork bun pan fried pork bun


duck & ham soup duck & ham soup


beef with green peppers beef with green peppers


plain stir fried baby shrimp plain stir fried baby shrimp


stir fried rice cake (nian gao) stir fried rice cake (nian gao)


red pepper fish head red pepper fish head


stinky STINKY tofu stinky STINKY tofu Excellent meal all around. I dunno what the veggie is called but it was great. The pan fried pork buns were delicious... the best sheng jian bao I think i've had. Crisp on the bottom, good filling. The duck soup is supposedly the signature of the place and was also excellent... Tons of flavor to the broth. The shrimp were awesome. Very light a refreshing. Nian gao was one of the best I've had as well - the texture was perfect; no mushiness at all. Now, to the stinky tofu. I just don't get it. It's so stinky. It doesn't taste particularly good. Why not just eat non-stinky tofu that can be just as good or better? Ah, whatever.

Reader Comments (2)

The stinky tofu is an acquired taste, like strong cheese.

I used to hate it as a kid. But now I love it. I don't know at which point in time i started craving it, but it certainly happened.

So.....keep eating it...if you can stand it! haha maybe someday you'll wake up wanting it.
Monday, July 3, 2006 at 1:40AM | Unregistered CommenterMorgan Chang
Morgan - I must agree; stinky tofu is pretty much the prototypical example of an acquired taste. And it's a taste I don't particularly plan on acquiring... ;P
Saturday, July 15, 2006 at 10:41PM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Che

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