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New China tofu house at decoto and alvarado niles - good grub

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New China tofu house at decoto and alvarado niles - good grub

echo | Nov 1, 2006 04:30 PM

finally got the grandparents to this ch fave, walked in blind, walked out a hero. everything good, everything cheap, just the way a chinese grandparent likes it. my grandma even liked the (free) pearl tea, and i always have trouble getting her to drink enough fluids.

you get either free daily soup (a tasty slightly sweet tomatoey veggie and pork soup) or the tea.

we tried the potstickers, which are taiwanese style. these, however, had closed ends, which did a nice job keeping all the juices inside. a relative bargain too, at 7 (?) for $3.50. i'm going to make that ed's lunch special.

4 season beans are my and my grandma's faves, and they didn't disappoint.

beef noodle soup was competent, but the broth wasn't the stuff of my dreams. this was topped with some pickled veggies, again more taiwanese style.

stir fried rice cakes (nien gao) were pretty good. wok breath and all.

twice cooked pork was pretty good too. my grandfather used to make this, and he clearly missed it. no leftovers.

we'll definitely be back. if we can get away from the hits we had last time, we'll actually get to try the tofu stuff!

my grandma's only complaint (she had to come up with something) was that she needed earplugs. (it was pretty loud).

thanks ch!

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