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Recommendation for SH Rico, restaurant

We discovered a Chinese (Shanghai) restaurant, SH Rico, that makes the best chow mein in Cuenca. It isn't on the menu so you have to specifically ask for it. The wife who does the cooking complains that she can't find the correct type of Chinese noodles here. But other than the noodles being a little different, this is the real thing, and not the typical Ecuadorian-style Chinese food you find in all of the chifas.

The special Shanghai dishes are quite tasty, as well. However, most of the stuff on the published menu is just typical Ecuadorian-style Chinese food, except for the Shanghai dishes. The wife specialized in cooking chow mein in China before they came to Ecuador.

If you ask for chow mein, you may have to use the Mandarin pronunciation: chow myen. They don't speak English, and they don't speak much Spanish either, for that matter. The only reason I know what I am saying about them is that my husband is Chinese, and converses with them in Chinese. This is also the how I learned that I could order chow mein even though it wasn't on the menu. They are very friendly, and love to talk and talk (in Chinese).

They are open seven days a week, even Sunday night.

Address: Presidente Borrero 5-91 y Juan Jaramillo, Cuenca

Contact information:  098 739 4454.

Recommended by Bruce Engle: 098 626 7402