Friday, September 18, 2009

Late Night at Little Shanghai

When I'm tired of bland food my fix is to head to Little Shanghai with friends to chow down on rich, fatty, oily dishes and drink a bagful of wines.

Usually, I bring a Riesling and a red Burgundy, but I find that Shanghainese dishes, with their sweet, oily tastes, are versatile with very ripe, powerful wines, like a Biale Zinfandel (particularly with tipang), Amarone or Barbaresco (which is the sweetest of the Piemonte Nebbiolos).

On the other hand, when it comes to the much-adored xiao long bao, a dash of black rice vinegar (Chinkiang) is sufficient pairing.

Little Shanghai Restaurant
17 E 25th Ave
San Mateo, CA

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