WTF is Shrimp Toast?

So hubby and I were trolling Colerain and he wanted Chinese food - alas we found China Chef! 

It's kinda dirty and sketchy - but hell sometimes those places have the best food. So we went on in. 

Not much recollection of what we ordered - but it wasn't very good. Larry got sweet & sour chicken - that's what he always gets. I got some sort of spicy shrimp dish with peanuts and vegetables. It had too many vegetables that weren't broccoli and mushrooms so I didn't like it much. I'm so hit or miss with Chinese food...either I love it or hate it. 

We also ordered an appetizer - and I let Larry pick - well he picked wrong. He ordered Shrimp Toast. We've both seen this on menus before and didn't really know what it was. He asked if it had eggs - the girl said no - but once we saw it - we knew it did. 

But I have to say - I was only able to eat one of the little triangles. This is the one of the ODDEST foods I have EVER eaten! 

The first bite is crunchy and has this weird texture and does taste like shrimp. And you're thinking - hmmm - interesting. Then it just goes downhill from there. It's got an odd smell and it's sort of like french toast that hasn't been cooked long enough and instead of egg & milk mixture - it's like egg & fish juice mixture. It's just odd and fairly gross. The texture is the funkiest thing - soggy bread that smells like fish and is deep fried. 

Don't eat it. Ever. 

Why Should You Go? Don't. The rest of the food wasn't awful - but it wasn't good either.  

China Chef on Urbanspoon
Post a Comment