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Recent Chinese Restaurant Experiences

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Recent Chinese Restaurant Experiences

Panpan | Aug 14, 2001 04:15 AM

Here is a summation of recent Chinese restaurant experiences I have had over the past few weeks.

Koi Palace:Dim sum: middle range, good variety.Dinner, rushed with arrogant service and frequently delivered the wrong dish to surrounding tables.Best dish: Outstanding roast duck with steamed bread, although lack of duck meat as opposed to fat noted.Worst dish: Yu xiang qie zi - fish fragrant eggplant (spicy sichuanese style), used the wrong flavourings -sweet soy sauce and too much sugar, dish should be salty.I agree with Melanie on this restaurant.

Also Koi seemed to have a bizarre policy of seating Chinese and western parties in different parts of the restaurant and Chinese American mixed couples all together in the same section!

Hong Kong Flower: dim sum slightly under par compared to Koi palace. Didnt try other dishes.

Ton Kiang: Dim sum didnt impress at all. Perhaps I should give another try as arrived after the lunchtime rush. Freshness appeared to be an issue. Dinner: the white cut chicken was the best dish, closely followed by the mu shu pork. Many of the other dishes including the Hakka style fish and pork were definately over salted and lacked depth, as if the additional salt was added to camouflage the ommission.I wouldnt go back for dinner.

Far East Cafe: A shocker!Bad service if in the booths and overcooked duck with frozen veggies thrown in the sizzling rice soup...Decent ma po dou fu ( pockmarked grandma 's tofu) was a welcome surpise but not worth going back for by itself.

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