Try These Three Shrimp Dishes At Your Local Chinese Restaurant

When you think about eating shrimp at a Chinese restaurant, there's a high probability that you think about shrimp that are breaded and fried. While there's no denying that this dish is delicious, it's far from the only way to enjoy this type of seafood when you're at a Chinese establishment. Whether you're visiting a restaurant that has a buffet or you're enjoying ordering from the menu, you may have your choice of several dishes that feature shrimp. Here are some options that you might wish to try during your next Chinese restaurant visit.

Shrimp And Snow Peas

If you're the type of person who enjoys dishes that combine meat and vegetables, you can often find a suitable shrimp dish to order. Shrimp with snow peas is a common dish at many Chinese eateries. The first thing that you'll notice about this dish when it arrives at your table or when you see it on the buffet is how visually appealing it looks. The pink color of the shrimp and the bright green of the snow peas give this dish a colorful appearance. You'll not only appreciate the nutritional value of the snow peas but also the textural change they provide. While the shrimp has a meaty, chewy consistency, the snow peas have a snap as you bite into them.

Shrimp Dumplings

Dumplings are a popular choice for many people at Chinese restaurants and are typically available both on the menu and on the buffet. There are several different styles of dumplings — pork dumplings, in particular, are a tasty dish to enjoy. You'll also find shrimp dumplings, which may appeal to you if you're a seafood lover. These dumplings will sometimes have a whole shrimp in them, but it's more common to find ground-up shrimp meat formed into a small ball and then wrapped in rice paper before being steamed.

Salt And Pepper Shrimp

If you're looking for a shrimp dish that has a strong flavor, salt and pepper shrimp might catch your eye. Different Chinese eateries take different approaches to this dish. Sometimes, the unpeeled shrimp will be pan-fried and tossed with salt and pepper to give them a tasty flavor. While eating this dish requires a little effort in the form of removing the shells first, the flavor of the salt and pepper will permeate the flesh of the shrimp. You might also find salt and pepper shrimp lightly dusted with flour and spices and then fried.

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