I've been looking intermittently for places in the Twin Cities that serve North Chinese or Taiwanese specialties.
reports: Of course I've been to Evergreen -- their potstickers are excellent, and their other dishes are pretty good too. I will go back. I have also been, recently, to The Jasmine House on Washington Ave near the U. It's mostly a take-out/delivery lunch spot with a 'usual' American-Chinese menu (haven't tried any of it) but if you go there you can see pictures of (and order) their northern Chinese specialties --- fried dough sticks, open-ended potstickers (Tianjin style, they say), spicy cabbage salad, steamed vegetable buns. Their food is pretty good. It's not the best example of the kind I've ever had, but then I'm dating a boy whose parents used to provide loads and loads of homemade veggie buns, etc. There're some new flavors + ideas for those who are used to the general Cantonese/Hong Kong style cuisine (I think :)
question: are there any other places in the Cities that have this kind of food? Food from northern China and Taiwan is very intriguing... I'd like to try more. heck, places with this kind of food anywhere in the midwest would be interesting to hear about!
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