New Shanghai Boston

New Shanghai Boston is fantastic for Sichuan/Szechuan food, rather than Shanghai-nese food. This is probably also one of the best Chinese food in the Chinatown area. New Shanghai is satisfying in its use of spicy chili oil iconic to the region. The beautiful red oil is a condiment made from the vegetable oil that has been infused with chili peppers. Therefore, it is meant to flavor and color, rather than to be eaten like a soup, as it sometimes may seem. The restaurant’s levels of spicy-ness are already slightly reduced compared to other authentic Sichuan restaurants. Do try the typically famous dishes such as my personal favorite, Spicy Beef Tendon. Order a couple authentic Sichuan appetizers like the tendon and/or Szechuan Dan Dan Noodles (slight peanut flavor). Order an entree or two like Boiled Fish Fillet & Red Pepper Bean Sprouts, which should have some healthy and refreshing vegetables to contrast the spicy flavors. Don’t forget to order some rice.

New Shanghai: 21 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111 (between Beach St & Kneeland St)

+ (617) 338-6688