The other day I noticed a basic cafe which I've not seen before in Liverpool, by the university (Myrtle Parade, for any Liverpool people who may be reading this), and it looks intriguing. At first I thought it was Chinese, but the menu is far from being the usual stuff.
There's no name in English above the door, nor on the menu I took away with me. The menu looks interesting, but I can't tell where the chef/s is/are from, as it seems a bit mixed.
There are quite a few very hot dishes (well, they have three chillis next to them), such as "sliced pork tripe in chilli and garlic sauce", "spicy fried rice cake" and "fish in chopped pepper sauce". Are these likely to be Sichuan dishes? I don't recognise them from the relatively basic knowledge I have of Sichuan food. There is a "tan tan noodle" dish - is that a bad translation or spelling mistake for Dan Dan noodles?
Then there are dishes which look like they may be Korean or even Japanese - "Bibimbap" and some stew and rice dishes, as well as a miso soup.
Some of the more unusual dishes include:
- Cold piled bean curd skin salad
- Diced beef with potato in soy sauce over rice
- Stewed pork with taro over rice
- Handmade patch in casserole
- deep fried pork hock with soaked pancake
- hot and spicey mudsnail
There are also some dim sum and a list of congee dishes.
What is this place?!