Chicago's must-try dishes
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Golden shrimp toast
Here is one of those unexpected unions of two foods, which upon first bite elicits a "well, no duh." The Cantonese have been eating this dim sum/diner staple for decades. A more proper description might be shrimp French toast: minced shrimp on white bread, coated with egg and deep fried. Chef Patricia Yeo at Big Bowl has created a grown-up version ($6.95), rolling the sandwich into tubes, deep frying until it's crunchy as croutons, served on a bed of Sriracha-honey sauce. It's on the permanent menu of the flagship Gold Coast restaurant and offered as a menu special at its other locations for a limited time. 6 E. Cedar St., 312-640-8888; other locations in Schaumburg, Lincolnshire and River North Chicago.
- Kevin Pang