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Alhambra's Shi Hai is best at its simplest
Alhambra's Shi Hai is best at its simplest

If you are looking for a clue to Shi Hai, the new Hong Kong-style seafood restaurant in Alhambra, you might find it in the cold cucumber appetizer, a dish that appears at both dim sum breakfast and at dinner. If this is your first time at the restaurant, you might be anticipating the well-garlicked hacked cucumbers you find at Shandong-style delis, or possibly something in the vein of the lightly fermented pickles from Japan. Shi Hai's menu does after all include a decent version of the Sichuan noodle dish dan dan mian, Shanghainese string beans flash-fried with pork, whelk with Thai chile, all sorts of sashimi, and cumin lamb that might have come out of Xinxiang. Clearly the...

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