Pot Luck

Hot Lunch Tip: Spicy Fish at Shanghai Cuisine

"Spicy Fish" is an awesome lunch if you like hellishy hot seafood. Tilapia medallions are stir-fried with dried red peppers and slices of fresh jalapeño chile and served with steamed rice. The bottom of the plate is covered with bright orange oil, just in case the other peppers aren't spicy enough. Like all the lunch specials at Shanghai Cuisine, it's incredibly cheap -- everything is $4.88.

The restaurant is located in the shopping center on the south side of Bellaire just before Beltway 8. My friends call this the "Failsafe Center" because there are so many good restaurants in it. The list includes Juice Box, FuFu Cafe, Tofu Village, Hong Kong Dim Sum and Fruitiful Cafe, the new Shanghainese all day dim sum joint. "Shanghainese" is what people from Shanghai call themselves -- the most famous Shanghainese guy in Houston is Yao Ming.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Robb Walsh
Contact: Robb Walsh