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Lunch Truck Find II

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Lunch Truck Find II

Capaneus | Jun 12, 2003 07:51 PM

Taking a cue from Susan, I would like to share my delight in a couple of dishes I recently discovered at Yue Kee. This is a Chinese lunch truck on 38th St, between Spruce and Walnut, that I've used for a while because they are cheaper and better than their UC competition. Other than their pan-fried dumplings, however, none of their items were that exciting (the dumpings are the thick-skinned kind, which I usually prefer pan-fried, but the dipping sauce is the kick, spicy, tasty and scallion-packed). Until a few days ago, that is, when, looking for something, anything, out of the ordinary, I spotted something called Tomato Beef. I really like that dish. It uses fresh tomatoes, what looks like lobster sauce with egg strands, and generic beef to really good effect, the acidity of the tomatoes cutting the sweetness and fattiness of traditional (?) chinese truck cookery.

The cucumber beef is also good, though not as exciting.

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