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zhong zi from 168 in the Pacific East Mall

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zhong zi from 168 in the Pacific East Mall

Wendy Lai | May 28, 2002 04:07 PM

We went to 168 for lunch last Saturday. We had a yummy lunch, a few stand out dishes were their fried salt and pepper chicken, salt and pepper baby scallops and the dried tofu strips sauted with yellow chives and pork loin strips.

But this post is about their zhong zis. I ordered a few cold ones to go, so I can enjoy later. Each was $2.50 and they heat up quite nicely in the microwave, zap for 1-2 minutes.

Their zhong zi is filled with fatty pork, dried (then reconsituted) shitaki/black mushroom, plumped boiled shelled peanuts, lotus seeds, and azuki(?)or red beans. I'm not used to having red bean in a savory zhong zi, but it was actually a good touch. Overall the zhong zi was very yummy, the sticky rice held all the ingridents together nicely. I didn't eat the fatty pork, but I suspect it's probably very good to someone who would eat it.

I still like the kind my grandma makes when we were little...I can't even remember what was in hers, just that it was good :)

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