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Asia Cafe better than ever!

sambamaster | Jan 17, 2008 09:55 AM

You Austin 'hounds have been very bad. I've been away since April and there's been very little said about this amazing Chinese joint. I've just driven in from Wichita and am typing this from Asia Cafe. Damn, it's even better than my taste memory allowed! I now see 20-30 items on the three white boards, finally translated and many seem to be newish since I had a pretty good idea what was on them back in April. I just ate a yummy dish of garlic shoots with twice cooked pork. Heaven on a plate! Perfectly cooked pork belly, amazingly seasoned with chilies, sichuan peppercorns, black beans, etc. the garlic shoots looked like green beans at first, but were likewise perfectly cooked with an extremely mild flavor. I've had a dish with this name before and leeks were used instead of garlic. I like that version also.

I'm back in town for Carnaval which is gearing up, and already have 3 meals planned here between now and sunday! so will report on more new dishes as I add even more pounds and inches.

You all have been holding back! Ya should have kept us all up to date on all these amazing new offerings. I'm gonna have to look like Jed Clampett in NYC staring up at the buildings trying to read and absorb all these, since most appear not to be on the printed menu which i imagine also has some new things.

So stay tuned, and feel free to chime in with more recent experiences and recs.

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