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When Chairman Mao wants a taste of home - Sweet House Gourmet

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When Chairman Mao wants a taste of home - Sweet House Gourmet

Vital Information | Sep 10, 2002 10:02 AM

I spotted a new place just opened in the Chinatown Mall, and in a stretch that includes multiple versions of blood cakes and chive, saliva chicken, condensed milk on toast and stellar pidgeon duck served with the heads, this place may perhaps be the oddest place of them all.

The young and bit ornery group standing near the back door of Sweet House Gourmet told me that their place was Cantonese with a bit of Japanese, but I got to imagine, based on the menu, that this is some wierd sub-genre of Chinese that only RST knows FULLY about.

The menu is divided into BBQ, snack, sweet drinks, house special, beverages, desserts, and my favorite, boiled things. As can be expected, I have no idea what most of their offering amout to: boiled duck with cordyceps [sic], guiling-gao [a sweet drink], bbq anchovy. They are also offering a grand opening special of boiled bird's nest, "more than 1 oz [!], for $24.95 (only one per customer).

Look forward to hearing more.

Sweet House Gourmet Resturant
2120 S. Archer
Chicago
312-791-9133
(On the eastern segment of the mall, just past the zodiac statues.)

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