Shuang Cheng

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.4 / 7 votes

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A page of vegetarian entrees can be found toward the back of Shuang Cheng's large menu

As with many Asian restaurants, it's best to read about the differences in the definition "vegetarian" in advance. ("Vegetarian" can include fish / fish broth / fish sauce in their definition.)

Depending upon when you go, Shuang Cheng can be crowded and noisy (such as during lunch specials and weekend nights) or a quiet and relaxing place to eat in Dinkytown. Meals come complete with hot tea included in the price of the main dishes.

Food comes in a variety of flavors, ranging from mild to fairly spicy.

Added by Armed with a Banana on Mar 7 05 (last updated Jan 15 09)

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As far as Americanized Chinese food goes, Shuang Cheng is pretty good, and has a much larger selection of vegan/vegetarian selections than most Chinese places.

We shared a curry mock duck, modified to have more vegetables ($8.25) and a spicy vegetarian vegetables ($7.95). Make sure to ask questions about ingredients, as some dishes contain oyster sauce.

I thought the curry mock duck was tasty in a salty-MSG way. Tender mock duck and a large portion size make this dish a good value.

The spicy vegetarian vegetables was bland, though, and the sauce had so much cornstarch that it congealed into a thick glop. It also skimped on the tofu.

And, as expected, there's no brown rice available. Say it with me, folks: brown rice tastes good and does a body good. Not offering brown rice at an Asian restaurant is akin to having only Wonder Bread at a sandwich shop. It's sacrilege.

Given that Camdi is so hit-or-miss, I like that Shuang Cheng provides an alternative veg-friendly option in Dinkytown. If you're looking for excellent Chinese food go to Evergreen. But if you just want a quick, cheap stir-fry and aren't in Uptown, Shuang Cheng does a slightly above-average job.

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Open on Thanksgiving, which is the only reason I went!

I think the other reviews sum it up much better than I could. It's definitely a very good veggie choice in Dinkytown.

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Bus-friendly (2, 3, 6)!
On 4th St & 14th AVe SE, near the Varsity Theater



$ - inexpensive


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  • Cantonese
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  • Large Group-Friendly



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