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8th Immortal - great Chinese !


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8th Immortal - great Chinese !

Han | Sep 17, 2007 07:20 PM

This is my 2nd visit and this time the food really impressed me

Here are some dishes that I can remember:

Spinach with beef: the spinach is probably simply sauteed but the technique or probably the leaves selection removed the slight bitter taste from the spinach. The beef was slightly chunky, well seasoned and very tender

Cubed beef in garlic sauce was stellar. Again, very tender and excellent marinade

String beans with pork(?) is different than the usual. The string beans were cut smallish and mixed in with onions, thin slices of chinese sausage - the whole thing was very delicious

Deep fried flounder was fried to a nice crisp that the outer bones were edible. Great frying technique. For a mere few dollars the fish was large and flat.

Fish maw soup was also great and well seasoned. No hints of gloppiness here, good base broth.

Fried pork chop was also nicely fried with no hints of greasiness. The cut could be thicker

Fried tofu with shrimp stuffing was outstanding. Good amount of minced shrimp and the whole thing deep fried perfectly. Awesome dish by all counts

Claypot tofu with salted fish: good fishy flavor for those who like anchovy taste.

Most of the dishes were from the SPECIAL section at the top of the menu. I think this is where all the top dishes are

Anyone else care to chime in - maybe other dishes they tried ?

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