Everyone knows a Chinese restaurant like this one, armed with an enormous 400-item menu that mostly caters to a Westerner’s palate. And while Shuang Cheng offers a dizzying variety of dishes, it defies the stereotype that quantity does not equal quality. I usually skip straight to the seafood page of the menu. If I could eat only one meal in Minneapolis, it would honestly be Shuang Cheng’s steamed walleye, piled high with threads of ginger and scallion. I’m also a fan of the whole Dungeness crab with golden fried garlic and the fresh lobster in a funky black bean sauce. This Dinkytown classic will always be on my list of Minneapolis recommendations. It’s my favorite Chinese restaurant in town, the one I order from almost every week and where I always drag out of town guests. It’s low-key enough to have an intimate evening with family, yet big enough to host a group. There’s also an emotional attachment, a nostalgic atmosphere that reminds me of growing up in New York City in the 60s and 70s, which makes it the ultimate comfort food for me.
1320 SE 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55414