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Su Chang's, Peabody


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Su Chang's, Peabody

Chris VR | Oct 27, 2002 04:57 PM

We had a great meal here last night. Just about everything was fresh, light and delicious. The menu says they specialize in Cantonese cooking; I'm no expert like many here, and we didn't get too adventurous with our order.

One standout was the crab rangoon. I know, I know, this is not an authentic dish. But something about cream cheese in fried wonton skin tastes surprisingly good to me. Well, this version was amazing. Real crabmeat, light on the cream cheese, with the addition of black pepper made the filling oh so good. And then it was all wrapped in a thinner than usual wonton skin and deftly fried. Wow.

Steamed dumplings were decent, although the pork mixture was a little under flavored, I thought.

Spring rolls were also perfectly fried, and the vegetable mix inside worked well.

Crispy Spicy Tangerine Beef used good beef and was well fried, but I felt it was compeltely lacking in the spicy area, and pretty light in the tangerine area.

Shredded Chicken with pan seared rice sticks was pretty good, not greasy tasting and made with higher quality chicken than you sometimes can get in chinese food.

Mu Shu Pork isn't my thing but the person who ordered it said it was amazing.

And Szechuan Spicy Beef was also light on the spicy but otherwise very good, fresh, good ingredients that melded in a savory brown sauce.

The decor is very nice, with a bright and airy feel accented by billowy white curtains on the windows.

This is not in any way comparable to what you'd find downtown, but perfectly suited to less adventurous suburban palates that want fresh, tasty food prepared well in a nice setting.

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