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[Shanghai] Goga (2)

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Goga

Add: 1 Yueyang Lu, near Dongping Lu 岳阳路1号, 近东平路
Tel: 6431 9700
Hours: 6:30-10:30pm
Prices: 300~350 RMB/person (without wine)
Visited on: Nov 2011 (visit 1)

Another casual dinner at the small but delicious Goga, and this time I made sure to reserve a bar seat where I could see the open kitchen in full action. Alas Brad Turley wasn’t there that evening, but it’s good to know that his staff is able to manage the place without his presence.

We started the meal with something we haven’t tasted before – Sizzling Kampachi Sashimi (95 RMB) with fresh yuzu, white soy, and white truffle. A few irresistible slices of kampachi resting a a puddle of white soy and white truffle, delicious.

Then, a usual favorite, the SF Chinatown Chicken Salad (75 RMB), a generous heap of mixed greens, wonton crisps, GOGA mix, walnuts, and ginger sesame soy.

Adobo Braised Beef Cheeks (130 RMB hp, 250 RMB fp), a gorgeous chunk of beef cheeks served with horseradish whipped potatoes, caramelized bok choy, and Manila adobo jus, was a pleasant dish. The meat was meltingly tender, flavors all there, but I didn’t quite like the consistency of the horseradish whipped potatoes.

We asked to have some truffle fries (add 30 RMB) on the side. So greasy, so sinfully good.

Valrhona Chocolate Mousse (60 RMB), rich, velvety smooth, punctuated with crunchy candy bar and topped with blueberries.

Again:

Tip #1: Make a reservation (6:30pm and 8:30pm slots available).
Tip #2: Arrive on time and keep an eye on your watch, as you will really need to clear out by the end of your two-hour slot for the next table of guests.

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November 30th, 2011 at 9:31 pm