thanks to our seat being right up against a fluorescent red light wall, the photos came out as if we had a meal at some gory place (i've toned the redness down but they still hurt my eyes) - but the food at shanghai café was, as always, so so good.
we got our usual 3 - xiaolongbao (soup dumplings), broccoli in garlic sauce, and squid with pickled cabbage over rice. they were excellent today, maybe we hit them at the perfect time when they weren't too busy. the broccoli today was especially good, all roasty good somehow. the other two are always good.