We just got a hold of Lao Shanghai’s menu (LSH from here on), and it is seven pages long. Compare this to the single page of LBJ, although that will almost certainly be expanded.
LSH’s menu will be online tomorrow along with commentary, but here’s a sneak preview: the specials include xiao long bao and jelly fish Shanghai style for $4.95, stewed sea cucumber for $8.95, and the inscrutable “eight precious stir-fried in hot sauce (hot)” for $7.95. It’s worth noting that none of the dozens of other items on the specials page are designated as hot, and given Tony Hu’s precedent at Lao Sze Chuan, the warning is deadly serious.
[Photo: sea cucumbers are weird! (Mshai/flickr)]