WORK IN PROGRESS - Pardon the unappetizing descriptions--I have no idea what many of these dishes actually are, so I resort to the literal translation. I hope somebody out there finds this useful.

Here we go...


Secret Menu for Shanghai Taste Delight Restaurant 上海風味小吃

855 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View, CA 94040

電話 : (650)988-8820


menu as of Spring 2005

特價菜單 / tè jià cài dān / special value menu

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Menu

Price

Pinyin

Translation

Notes

1

紅燒獅子頭

$3.99

hóng shāo shī zi tóu

braised “lion head” meatballs

large pork meatballs, braised with napa cabbage; a classic dish

2

西芹炒香干

$3.99

xī qíng chǎo xiāng gān

stir-fried dried tofu and celery (?)

3

肉絲炒粉皮

$3.99

ròu sī chǎo fěn pí

stir-fried shredded pork, mung-bean flat noodles

fěn pí : See ["Secret Menu Translation Notes"]

4

肉未粉絲 (bǎo) (辣)

$3.99

ròu mò fěn sī bǎo (là)

diced pork and bean thread claypot (spicy)

5

香酥雞腿

$3.99

xiāng sū jī tuǐ

spicy deep-fried chicken leg

6

開洋白菜

$3.99

kāi yáng bái cài

bok choy (napa cabbage?) with dried shrimp

7

辣子雞丁(辣)

$3.99

là zi jī dīng (là)

diced chicken with chili peppers (hot)

8

雪菜豆腐

$3.99

xuě cài dòu fǔ

tofu with pickled cabbage

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Menu

Price

Pinyin

Translation

Notes

1

蘇州 滷 汁豆腐干

$4.95

sū zhōu lǔ zhī dòu fǔ gān

dried tofu with suzhou-style gravy

lǔ zhī = gravy

2

鎮江水晶(肴?)肉

$5.95

zhèn jiāng shuǐ jīng dū ròu

Chinkiang-style pork

Zhèn jiāng = Chinkiang in Jiangsu province; probably a sweet-sour braised pork dish

3

爛糊肉絲

5.95

làn hú ròu sī

shredded pork with stewed cabbage

4

雪菜肉絲炒年糕

$5.95

xuě cài ròu sī chǎo nián gāo

stir fried shredded pork, pickled cabbage, and rice cake

5

海鮮豆腐(bǎo?)

$5.95

hǎi xiān dòu fǔ bǎo

seafood and tofu claypot

6

上海咸肉菜飯

$5.95

shàng hǎi xián ròu cài fàn

Shanghai salted pork and vegetables on rice(?)

xián ròu is nitrate-cured pork??

7

砂鍋獅子頭

$5.95

shā guō shī zi tóu

"lion head" braised meatballs in clay pot

8

砂鍋百葉包肉

$5.95

shā guō bǎi cài bāo ròu

clay pot with meat wrapped in napa

bǎi cài refers to napa cabbage, not bok choy

9

上海燜肉

$5.95

shàng hǎi mèn ròu

Shanghai braised pork

sounds generic, but probably refers to a specific dish

10

蔥油雞

$5.95

cōng yóu jī

green-onion oil chicken

what is this?

11

香干小筍炒肉絲

$5.95

xiāng gān xiǎo sǔn chǎo ròu sī

stir-fried shredded pork, dried tofu, and young bamboo shoots

12

雪菜炒粉皮

$5.95

xuě cài chǎo fěn pí

stir-fried mung-bean flat noodles with pickled cabbage

fěn pí: see ["Secret Menu Translation Notes"]

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Menu

Price

Pinyin

Translation

Notes

1

糟溜魚片

$7.95

zāo liū yú piān

???

lit. pickled fish; "yú piān"="fish pieces", i.e. not whole fish

2

請炒魚片

$7.95

qīng chǎo yú piān

fried sliced fish

lit. "pure" fried fish

3

豆?魚片

$7.95

dòu gǔ yú piān

tofu drum fish

huh?

4

八寳辣醬(辣)

$7.95

bā bǎo là jiàng (là)

eight treasure something??

lit. eight treasure hot sauce (hot)

5

百葉結燒肉

$7.95

bǎi yè jiē shāo ròu

stewed pork with tofu sheet knots, fruit juice

"bǎi yè jiē"=tofu sheet knots

6

蘇州醬汁肉

$7.95

sū zhōu jiàng zhī ròu

Suzhou pork with fruit juice

eh?

7

蘇州醬鴨

$7.95

sū zhōu jiàng yā

Suzhou-sauce with duck

8

清炒蝦仁

$9.99

qīng chǎo xiā rén

Fried, shelled shrimp

9

砂鍋魚頭

$9.99

shā guō yú tóu

clay pot fish head

10

砂鍋醃篤鮮

$10.99

shā guō yān dǔ xiān

clay pot "yan du xian" soup (lit: clay pot salty sincere )

"salty sincere" soup is a Shanghai thing: a hearty soup of ham, bamboo, and tofu skins; see ["Secret Menu Translation Notes"]

11

豆瓣全魚 (辣)

$10.99

dòu bàn quán yú (là)

whole fish with broad beans

steamed? fried?

12

干燒全魚(辣)

$10.99

gān shāo quán yú (là)

dry braised whole fish

13

紅燒划水

$11.99

hóng shāo huá shuǐ

braised fish tail

Lit: red-cooked paddle water. Not braised water skiier, as I originally believed. See ["Secret Menu Translation Notes"]

14

葡萄魚

$12.99

pú táo yú

fish with grapes?


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