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Ala Shanghai

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Menu

LUNCH SPECIALS‏
Serves with choice of hot and sour soup or egg drop soup, and white rice or brown rice.
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Pork Chop W. Salt and Pepper
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Pork Chop W. Sweet and Sour Sauce
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Smoked Pork W. Spicy Pepper
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Shredded Pork W. Garlic Sauce
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Double Cooked Pork
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Stewed Beef Shank in Szechuan Style
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Shredded Beef W. Dried Tofu and Pepper
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Shredded Beef W. String Bean
7.00
Hot and sour soup
Egg drop soup
White rice
Brown rice
Stewed Beef Shank W. Fried Tofu
CHEF'S SPECIALS
48.00
Sea Cucumber W. Shrimp Seed (Reserved)
Stewed whole‏ sea cucumber w. shrimp roe in homemade brown sauce.
30.00
Beggar's Chicken (Reserved)
Baked whole chicken wrapped in lotus leaf with traditional flovors.
34.00
Braised Duck W. Scallion (Reserved)
Braised whole duck w. scallion in brown sauce. Old peking style.
34.00
Eight Jewel Duck (Reserved)
Crispy boneless whole duck stuffing with sticky rice, ham, pork, dried shrimp, dried scallop, mushroom, bamboo shoot and lotus seed.
32.00
Honey Ham (Reserved)
Steamed salty‏ chinese ham w. lotus seed in honey sauce. Serves with pancakes.
18.00
Crispy Flounder Filet W. Seaweed
Crispy fried filet w. seaweed flour. Typically shanghaiese style.
18.00
Sauteed Shredded Eel
Stir fried‏ shredded eel in traditional shanghaiese style.
16.00
Tilapia W. Scallion
Stewed whole tilapia w. ginger and scallion in brown sauce.
22.00
Jumbo Shrimp W. Chili Sauce
Braised jumbo shrimps w. onion, pepper, garlic and pork in chili sauce.
22.00
Sea Cucumber W. Triple Delights
Sauteed sea cucumber w. shrimp, chicken and ham in brown sauce.
COLD APPTIZERS‏
8.00
Smoked Fish
Well fried carp fish in dark sweet soy sauce.
6.00
Sweet Sour Spare Ribs
Stewed little spare ribs w. sweet and sour flavor.
7.00
Jelly Fish
Stir shredded jelly fish w. scallion and sesame oil.
7.00
Drunken Chicken
Steamed chicken marinated in shaoxing wine.
6.00
Soy Beef
Thin sliced beef cooked w. five spices.
6.00
Sliced Pork Shank
Thin sliced salted pork shank w. peppercorn.
7.00
Salted Duck
Steamed salted duck w. peppercorn.
6.00
Spicy Eight Jewels
Diced shrimp, pork, tofu, soy bean, peanut, mushroom, bamoo and pepper in chili sauce.
5.00
Stewed Vegetarian Beef
Stewed wheat gluten w. mushroom, bamboo and fungus in brown sauce.
6.00
Vegetarian Duck
Tofu roll stuffed w. shredded mushroom and bamboo shoot.
DIM SUM
5.00
Steamed Pork Soup Dumplings
Steamed shanghaiese dumpling stuffed w. pork and broth. Soup in the dumpling! 6 per order.
7.00
Crab and Pork Soup Dumplings
Steamed shanghaiese dumpling stuffed with crab meat, pork and broth. Soup in the dumpling! 6 per order.
6.00
Pan Fried Tiny Pork Buns
Pan fried puffy bun stuffed with pork. 6 per order
5.00
Pork and Leek Dumplings
Steamed dumpling stuffed with pork and leek. 6 per order
5.00
Steamed Vegetable Dumplings
Steamed dumpling stuffed with bok-choy, mushroom, carrot and dried tofu. 6 per order
6.00
Steamed Shrimp Dumplings
Steamed dumpling stuffed with shrimp and bamboo shoot. 4 per order
5.00
Steamed Sticky Rice Shu Mai
Steamed shu mai stuffed with sticky rice, ham, dried shrimp and mushroom. 6 per order
6.00
Steamed Seafood Shu Mai
Steamed shu mai stuffed with scallop and shrimp. 4 per order
3.00
Scallion Pancake
Pan fried thin pancake with green onion.
3.00
Steamed Vegetable Buns
Steamed puffy bun stuffed with bok-choy and mushroom. 2 per order
SOUP & CASSEROLE‏
10.00
Seafood Soup
Scallop, shrimp and squid in thick soup with tofu.
9.00
Fish W. Capsella in Soup
Shredded fish with chopped capsella in thick soup.
9.00
Aunt Sung's Fish Soup
Hot and sour soup with shredded fish, ham, bamboo shoot, mushroom and cilantro.
7.00
Pork W. Tofu and Capsella in Soup
Shredded pork w. tofu and chopped capsella in thick soup.
5.00
Veggie W. Tofu in Soup
Tofu with mixed vegetables in vegetarian’s broth.
7.00
West Lake Beef Soup
Minced beef‏ w. egg white and cilantro in thick soup.
5.00
Chicken W. Corn Soup
Minced chicken w. creamy corn and egg in thick soup.
5.00
Shanghai Wonton Soup
Wonton stuffed with pork and bok-choy in soup.
5.00
Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup
House hot and sour soup w. mushroom, bamboo shoot, tofu, fungus and carrot.
15.00
Yan-Du-Xian Casserole
Traditional shanghaiese soup with salted pork belly, bamboo shoot and tofu knot. For 4 servings.
SEAFOOD
22.00
Scallop W. Baby Bok-Choy
Sauteed light breaded sea scallops with fresh baby bok-choy in light ginger white sauce.
22.00
Scallop W. Salt and Pepper
Fried sea scallops with chopped garlic, scallion, fresh chili pepper and salt.
22.00
Scallop W. Garlic Sauce
Sauteed light breaded sea scallops with green and red pepper in garlic sauce.
16.00
Whole Shrimp W. Brown Sauce
Sauteed whole‏ shrimps, with head and shell, in light sweet ginger brown sauce.
16.00
Whole Shrimp W. Salt and Pepper
Fried whole shrimps with chopped garlic, scallion, fresh chili pepper and salt.
16.00
Whole Shrimp W. Salted Egg Yolk
Sauteed whole shrimps with mashed salty egg yolk. Grandma’s cooking style.
12.00
Sauteed Shrimp
Sauteed baby shrimps in clear sauce. Also called crystal shrimp in shanghaiese cooking
12.00
Sauteed Shrimp W. Egg White
Sauteed baby shrimps with egg white in clear sauce.
16.00
Prawn W. Salt and Pepper
Crispy fried prawns w. minced garlic, salt and pepper.
16.00
Prawn W. Honey Walnut
Light fried prawns marinated with house mayonnaise and surrounding by honey walnuts and broccoli.
FISH‏
14.00
Fish Belly W. Brown Sauce
Stewed middle‏ part of buffalo carp with ginger and scallion in brown sauce.
14.00
Fish Belly W. Chili Sauce
Stewed middle part of buffalo carp with garlic, onion, scallion and ginger in chili sauce.
12.00
Fish Tail W. Brown Sauce
Stewed tail of buffalo carp with ginger and scallion in brown sauce
16.00
Fried Fish Filet in Tofu Sheet
Crispy fried flounder filet wrapped by fresh tofu sheet.
18.00
Whole Fish W. Brown Sauce
Stewed whole strip bass with mushroom and bamboo shoot in brown sauce.
16.00
Crispy Whole Fish
Crispy fried whole tilapia marinated with homemade spicy and sweet sauce.
18.00
Crispy Fish W. Pine Nut
Crispy fried whole boneless bass marinated with sweet and sour sauce and topped with pine nuts.
16.00
Steamed Fish W. Hot Pepper
Steamed boneless‏ whole fish with minced chili pepper and light soy sauce.
16.00
Sauteed Fish Filet W. Capsella
Sauteed flounder‏ filet with capsella in white sauce
16.00
Sauteed Filet W. Wine Sauce
Sauteed flounder filet with black fungus in shaoxin wine sauce.
POULTRY
11.00
Chicken W. Capsella and Bamboo
Sauteed shredded chicken with capsella and bamboo shoot in white sauce
11.00
Chicken W. Green Pea
Sauteed shredded chicken with green pea in white sauce.
11.00
Rainbow Shredded Chicken
Sauteed shredded chicken with shredded snow pea, mushroom, bamboo shoot and carrot in white sauce.
11.00
Chicken W. String Bean
Sauteed shredded chicken with string bean in brown sauce.
12.00
Chicken W. Asparagus and Fungus
Sauteed sliced chicken with asparagus and snow fungus in white sauce.
11.00
Chicken W. Snow Pea and Mushroom
Sauteed sliced‏ chicken with snow pea and mushroom in white sauce.
11.00
Chicken W. Broccoli
Sauteed sliced chicken with broccoli in brown sauce.
11.00
Chicken W. Eggplant
Sauteed sliced chicken with eggplant in brown sauce.
11.00
Chicken W. Curry Sauce
Sauteed sliced chicken with onion in curry sauce.
12.00
General Tso's Chicken
Crispy breaded chicken with spicy, sweet and sour sauce.
BEEF‏
12.00
Crispy Shredded Beef
Crispy fried shredded beef marinated with brownish sweet and sour sauce.
12.00
Spicy Shredded Beef
Stir fried shredded beef w. dried chili, jalapeno, fresh garlic and pepper-corn in light soy sauce.
12.00
Beef W. Dried Tofu and Pepper
Sauteed shredded beef w. dried tofu, jalapeno and light soy sauce.
12.00
Beef W. Onion and Black Pepper
Sauteed shredded‏ beef w. onion and black pepper in brown sauce.
14.00
Beef in Szechuan Style
Stewed beef shank with chili pepper in szechuan home style.
15.00
Sliced Beef in Spicy Broth
Sliced beef with chinese cabbage and vermicelli in szechuan style chili broth.
12.00
Sliced Beef W. Scallion
Sauteed sliced beef with scallion and bamboo shoot in light soy sauce.
12.00
Beef W. Oyster Sauce
Sauteed sliced beef with black fungus in oyster sauce.
12.00
Beef W. Broccooli
Sauteed sliced beef with broccoli in brown sauce.
14.00
Orange Flavor Beef
Crispy light breaded beef with orange flavored sweet and sour sauce
PORK
12.00
Tong-Po Pork
Stewed pork belly in shanghaiese style. S dish in authentic cooking.
11.00
Stewed Pok W. Tofu Knot
Stewed pork belly with tofu in brown sauce.
11.00
Double Cooked Pork
Sauteed steamed thin pork belly with cabbage, pepper, mushroom and dried tofu in brown sauce.
12.00
Smoked Pork W. Chili Pepper
Sauteed smoked pork with jalapeno and soy sauce.
12.00
Spare Rib in Wuxi Style
Stewed baby ribs with ginger, scallion, black vinegar, wine, soy sauce and sugar in wuxi style.
11.00
Peking Pork Chop
Crispy fried breaded pork chop with brownish sweet and sour sauce.
11.00
Pork Chop W. Salt and Pepper
Crispy fried‏ breaded pork chop with salt and pepper.
11.00
Pork W. Garlic Sauce
Sauteed shredded pork w. peppers in garlic sauce.
11.00
Shredded Pork W. Tofu Sheet
Sauteed shredded pork w. noodle-like tofu sheet in brown sauce.
11.00
Mo-Shu Pork
Sauteed shredded pork with vegetables. Serves with 4 pancakes.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a location in mind to meet but didn’t know anything in the area. So I pulled up Trip Advisor and voila! Found Ala Shanghai and wasn’t disappointed! The whole family found something yummy to eat, the service was excellent, and the staff very friendly...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank 556kjw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming from NYC, I wasn’t expecting much from a Chinese restaurant in Albany. I was pleasantly surprised by my dinner here. The sautéed snow pea tips, steamed flounder, and soup dumplings were comparable to many of restaurants in Queens. The fish was fresh and tasted...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank ILoveGoodFood2019a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much "average" American-Chinese food out there, that is is a delight to find GREAT Chinese food! We had such a wonderful meal the first night that we came back a second time! First let me say that there are four negative comments...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank Snorkelbear
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

The taste was delicious, but We had to wait 45 minutes for the table ( we had a previous reservation ).

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Bysilviag
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Went there for the first and prolly the last time! What a terrible service, we were served warm water to drink we requested iced water which we never got !!!! The server talked in a very rude manner. The lady at the front desk too...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank BackPacker370826
Reviewed July 25, 2019 via mobile

The pork soup for 2 was the bomb!Soup dumplings awesome- my friend wanted black bean sauce with shrimp- not on menu-was made- great! Shrimp with walnuts-x-large shrimp A++-going back on next trip-

Date of visit: July 2019
1  Thank Mcbub8
Reviewed July 9, 2019

We have passed this place and heard it was good, since my husband cannot have msg we had to ask. He asked if it was our first time since they have been around ten years and never use that. They were all so helpful in...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank IBJosey
Reviewed June 3, 2019

This was my second time there. This time with a group of 9. Ordered a bunch of dishes and put them on the ring. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Place was packed when we left (both times). Our Chinese exchange student enjoyed it, so it must be...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Scooter12309
Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Honestly, I wasn’t too sure about this place at first look. But I’m sure glad I stopped! The pork soup dumplings were excellent, and i was very impressed by the fact that they bring you a pot of tea when you first sit down. There...More

Date of visit: April 2019
1  Thank chrisski287
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

My Chinese friends love it and introduced me to it. Nuff Said lol. Seriously though it's great with apparently some authentic dishes.

Date of visit: March 2019
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minniemeris
May 31, 2017|
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Response from Creepshow124 | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not. Stick to the Tsing Tao
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Response from LuvtheAdirondacks | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Ala Shanghai does have many seafood, tofu, and vegetable options. Just ask your server. Enjoy
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