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Finally!! Taiwanese Food in Chinatown

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Finally!! Taiwanese Food in Chinatown

Porthos | Oct 13, 2002 04:00 PM

On our way back from dim sum at Ping's today, my friend and I walked pass a lady handing out menus. Normally, I would walk by without taking one but for some reason, I grabbed a menu today. It was a good thing I did.

The menu was for a place called Sogo on 11 Mott Street. The menu advertised Taiwanese cusine. I scanned the menu quickly to see if it had all the right items. It did.

Number 54 on the menu: Stinky Tofu. Now I was interested. On closer inspection, I found almost everything that one would expect from a Taiwanese restaurant: oyster pancake, taiwanese meat balls, seafood tofu skin roll, intestine and sour cabbage soup, chicken w ginger in casserole (also known as "3-cup chicken" if you translate things literally), pan fried pomfret, and sauteed manilla clams with basil (which I prefer to clams in black bean sauce).

Also on the menu is a section for Taiwanese breakfast which includes fried cruller and even salty soy bean milk (much tastier than the name suggests).

The only item missing from the menu is the infamous "lo geng" soup. Which is a heavenly soup made from pork and fish cake.

I dragged my friend back eastward to find where this much awaited restaurant was situated. The place is directly kitty-corner from Pings and one must traverse a flight of stairs downward to reach the windowless dining room.

Having just gorged myself on dim sum, I was in no position to try anything on the menu. However, I will be back by the end of the week and will post a review...if someone doesn't beat me to it.

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