Seafood Hotpot

Seafood Hotpot

Shang Noodle & Chinese

608 Davis Street
Evanston, IL 60201
(847) 859-6868
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Cuttlefish? I didn't even know you could find cuttlefish in the midwest, so imagine my surprise to be hoisting dainty little slivers of the chewy delicacy from this abundant hotpot. Not to mention whole sea scallops, plump shrimp, two different varieties of fishball, unseemly hunks of springy shitake mushroom, bok choy, chinese cabbage, and what I think may have been an entire flounder filet! Not to mention a Sargasso sea of glass noodles, lurking just beneath the surface. Can we talk about the broth? Fragrant is the best word I can come up with – not salty or spicy, but a breath of fresh deliciousness in every spoonful. The whole meal in a bowl sits atop a gracefully hidden low flame so that it is always on simmer which means, I think, the flavors deepen as you luxuriate in the steamy aroma. This new spot in downtown Evanston is clean and appealing to dine in and I have every intention of returning to consume the entire menu. That is if I don't order the seafood hotpot again and again and again.

Catfish and Grits

Catfish and Grits