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Tindo-esque Moment in Chinatown

Chris Armstrong | Apr 19, 2001 02:27 PM

Since the demise of Tindo, I have been searching for a Shrimp Egg Scramble over rice. I've ordered this dish in Flushing, Elmhurst, Brooklyn, and all over Chinatown and none of them have come close.

This afternoon I struck gold. Potluck, a new place on Grand and Forsyth (sp?), served me an EXACT replica of Tindo's dish. Same taste and texture, same size and number of shrimp; same wok-tasting browned edges.

In addition, the tea was the same tea as Tindo, and the menu contained many similar items: Short ribs with Pepper and Black bean sauce, clams any style, Peking-style pork chops, Crispy Shrimp with Walnuts and "salad sauce", pork with preserved vegetable, etc.

How does one ask "Is your chef a tall crazy guy with long red and/or green hair" in Cantonese?

Unlikely, but you never know...

-Chris

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