Ate at PPQ Dungeness ISland on 25th & Clement with 3 friends. These three friends of mine... we have a weekly Sunday ritual to all eat at one restaurant for Sunday dinner. The choice of restaurant rotates among all four people. We have an elaborate system of reconaissance and stock value. If a person's restaurant choice is good, that person's stock goes up. If not, the person's stock goes bad. Make too many misses and it doesn't look good! :-) The palates consist of:
We had dinner for two, which includes the Roasted Crab, chicken salad, garlicky noodles, crispy spring rolls and then added crab/asapragus soup, Black pepper beef rib, and lemongrass pork chop.
Crab/asparagus soup - good amount of crab, but the broth was a little flavorless.
Chicken salad - Good Vinegary taste. That was ok.
Crispy Spring rolls - The frying was light and the inside had a good combo of veggies and meat. The was quite light even though it was fried. That's impressive. This was good.
The "garlicky noodles" - I cannot remember the name of this but it is standard on dinner for two. Dry noodle (meaning not in soup) with a taste that I'm not sure what it is! But it was really good! Medium thickness
noodles with just the right amount of firmness, its almost a coconut taste to it but it wasn't a coconut taste. I'm not sure what taste it was. But it was really good. I'll need to go back and order this again. Slightly sweet, not salty.
Spicy salt beef rib - Very very light fried outside for the beef rib. This place fries very well. Very good. Just the right amount of "djew" (hak djew ngau dzai gwut) in Cantonese. How do you translate "djew"? I think "djew" kind of means sear. This was done really well.
Lemongrass pork chop - this was also very tasty. Sweetness permeated the very thin chops of pork with just the right amount of fat handing from the pork for full flavor.
Roast Crab - The best part of the the meal. The meat was tender and fresh, the sauce was great .... a garlicy slightly buttery (I think it was butter???) sauce (did I mention garlic) that was sublime when spooned on top of the rice.
Dinner for two included some fried banannas and coconut ice cream. The total damage for four including tip and tax was around $96. Value wise we thought it was marginal. Taste wise it was very good.
Bottom Line: the stock value of the suggestor is going up.
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