Holy Cow!!! Good chinese in Florida!!! And they said it couldn't be done!!!
To all those who recommended this place, THANK YOU.
To any who haven't made it there yet, put it on your list!!
Saturday late afternoon, what shall we do for dinner? Ahhh it's the weekend, who cares, let's take a drive down to St Pete and try that Chinese place we've been hearing about. Even my manicurist that morning had said they have the freshest fish in the area, and the best authentic Chinese. She's Chinese, she aughta know!
Off we went. Little place, surprisingly lots of big tables inside. We got settled, beer and sake, ready to go. Big fish tanks on one wall; with striped bass, grouper, crabs, lobster, shrimp, tilapia. Oh, my. We're really talking fresh.
To start, we had dumplings, one order of steamed, one order of fried. They were great, didn't even need any sauce. The sauce they served it with was red, thin. I'm used to a brown vinegary sauce with dumplings. There was a pot of increadibly spicy hot chili oil-based sauce on the table; just a drop of that into the dumpling sauce made it perfect.
Next, dinner...Honey had the General Tso's Chicken (he's not as adventurous as I am, food-wise). It was really great. I had a small striped bass, fresh out of the tank, in a ginger scallion sauce. Watch out for the tiny bones but it was excellent. Yummy. Oh boy.
Then...two "salt and pepper" oysters, covered with scallions, smelled incredible, taste was totally out of this world. Am I allowed to say "orgasmic"??? Because that's what it was. Seriously. Huge oysters, each the size of my fist, served on the shell; took a long time but totally worth the wait. I can't wait to go back. Seriously. Need more of those oysters. Many, many more.
Dessert was a little bowl of tapioca, not thick like pudding, thin, with little pieces of cantaloupe and honeydew. Refreshing end to an incredible meal.
What a jewel!!! I'm so thrilled we found this place!