Mr. chow – chowhound

I had dinner today at Mr. Low calorie shrimp fried rice recipe Chow (the 57th St location). Recipes with shrimp and rice and broccoli It’s Oscar night so it was pretty empty. Recipe for cooked prawns and rice We had a reservation for 7:30 and were seated promptly when we arrived. Recipes using rice noodles and shrimp There were no notable stars out tonight.

Thai shrimp fried rice recipe easy I am visiting NYC from Los Angeles (and no, I haven’t been to Mr. Shrimp and rice recipes epicurious Chow in Beverly Hills).

This was my first time there and I read the reviews so I knew what to expect. Spicy shrimp and pasta recipes It’s really one of those places where you can’t really think too much about price and if you have to ask how much something costs, you probably can’t afford it.

We were promptly seated. Spicy shrimp rice recipe There were 3 of us (my friend, my wife, and I). Shrimp wonton noodle soup recipe The waiter asked if we’d like a glass of champagne to start. Shrimp udon noodle soup recipe My friend and I said yes and we got a standard chute of rose champagne (Laurent Perrier Rose). Shrimp ramen noodle soup recipe Of course there was no mention of price and we were not given a menu. Shrimp and jasmine rice cakes recipe And of course the waiter pushed that he would order for us.

I read the reviews and knew that I could order on my own but decided to let the waiter order stuff for us. Chicken breast shrimp and rice recipes We told him what we don’t like…including squab, duck, lamb (my wife and friend are not very adventuristic when it comes to gastronomy so they said only standard vegetables, beef, chicken, seafood (fish, shrimp, lobster).

My friend really likes their chicken satay so he ordered 6 pieces to start as our appetizer. Chicken and shrimp over rice recipes In addition, he liked their crispy beef so he ordered that. Healthy shrimp fried brown rice recipes My wife likes to have a noodle type dish (like chow mein, chow fun, etc.) so she asked about that. Cajun shrimp and rice recipe The waiter said that they have “Mr. Healthy shrimp fried rice recipe Chow Noodles” and it’s like “pasta” (heh, not a very good description but oh well).

The chicken satay was pretty good. Shrimp rice casserole recipe My wife hated it and took one bite and wanted no more. Shrimp and rice recipes My friend loves it so he ate 3 pieces. Shrimp fried rice recipe japanese I had 2 pieces and it was ok. Shrimp fried rice recipe chinese I’ve had the same thing hundreds of times at the local Thai restaurants (and even at the local farmer’s market in Torrance, CA).

We also got the chili sauce at this time. Low fat shrimp fried rice recipe My friend also asked for soy sauce and they brought that out promptly.

The next appetizer was the shrimp rolls. Shrimp fried rice recipe The shrimp rolls were good but no better than the stuff you’ll find at any dim sum place in Chinatown.

Our main courses arrived. Shrimp fried rice recipe thai Fried chicken with sweet sauce (hoisin sauce?) was ok but a little salty and a little too sweet. Shrimp fried rice recipe food network The sauce was a little funky tasting and after about 2-3 pieces I got really sick of it. Chinese shrimp fried rice recipe with bean sprouts This was the type of dish that they have at PF Changs or Panda Express.

Shrimp fried rice was good. Chinese shrimp fried rice recipe video The rice was a little soggy but that’s kind of how I like it (I’m Korean). Shrimp fried rice recipe video Of course it wasn’t any different than shrimp fried rice at any restaurant.

Baby bok choy in garlic sauce. Shrimp fried rice recipe wok My wife told the waiter “I like baby bok choy” so this is what the waiter got. Thai pineapple shrimp fried rice recipe It was pretty underwhelming. Thai basil shrimp fried rice recipe I could make this at home in 5 minutes.

Lobster in special sauce. Shrimp fried rice recipe paula deen The lobster was pretty small (probably a 1.5 pounder). Chicken and shrimp fried rice recipe If anyone ever goes down to Southern California, head over to Sam Woo Seafood Restaurant in Irvine, CA (corner of Culver Blvd / Irvine Center Dr.) and order this dish there. Quick easy shrimp fried rice recipe It’s the same dish but tastes better there.

Filet Mignon. Simple shrimp and rice noodles recipe The beef was dry. Shrimp fried brown rice recipe easy The sauce was plain. Shrimp scampi rice recipes easy We left 2/3 of this dish on the table it was so bad.

Mr. Panang shrimp curry recipe easy Chow noodles. Seafood fried rice recipe chinese If you want noodles, Mr. Shrimp avocado brown rice recipe Chow is not the place to have them. Shrimp stir fry with rice noodles recipe Just go to Chinatown and order dan-dan noodles and they will be much better than this tasteless dish. Shrimp stir fry with rice recipe It looked like they just grabbed udon noodles and boiled them or something.

Crispy Beef. Rice and shrimp recipes healthy My friend really likes this dish so he ordered it. Simple rice noodle and shrimp recipe It was ok but over-fried (I hate when they do that) and way too salty.

We did not order dessert but ordered an extra set of 3 pieces of chicken satay for dessert.

Laurent Perrier (4 X $30): $120 (my friend had 3 glasses, i had 1)

This place is an overpriced PF Changs. Rice noodle and shrimp recipe Minus the champagne, the bill was around $280 which is still about 2.5X more than this meal should have cost. Brown rice and shrimp recipe This was a $120 meal at most. Healthy brown rice and shrimp recipe None of the dishes were very inspiring, the service was mediocre, and the ambience was ok but nothing great. Vermicelli and shrimp recipe I won’t be going back and it surprises me that anyone could think this is world class Chinese food.

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