Shrimp Toast @ China Rose
Shrimp toast is one of those new-wave dishes that began appearing in Chinese restaurants in the mid-1970s. Made well, it’s delicious: a toasted slice of white bread on the bottom, piled with a mixture of finely-chopped shrimp with enough egg to hold it together. The whole thing is cut into sixths, sprinkled with sesame seeds, then deep-fried into pyramids of nearly-fluffy shrimpiness. I’ve always liked shrimp toast, but what most Chinese places put out is terrible. The China Rose’s version is not only good appetizer eating, but enough for two or three people.
China Rose. Metairie: 3501 N Arnoult. 504-887-3295.
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