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Looking for authentic Chinese dishes

DavidC323 | Mar 23, 2002 06:13 PM

Hi all.

I spent some time in China last year and am craving some authentic dishes that I ate there. I expect that there are places to find them in L.A. - can you help?

1) Chong Qing Chicken - Spicy, tiny, crisp-fried morsels of bone-in chicken, usually served liberally mixed with whole red chilis.

2) Authentic-style Szechuan Sting Beans - made with Szechuan peppercorns and served with almost as many red chilies as green beans on the plate. Yeah, I know - it's illegal to import Szechuan peppercorns now. But I bet they're out there anyway.

3) Beijing style noodles - thick noodles served with a rich, salty bean sauce. (It sort of reminded me of China's answer to macaroni & cheese - great comfort food.)

4) Here's a dish I don't even know the name of: a popular dish of pan-fried fish (sometimes fish steaks), served in a thick sauce with fried cornbread (sometimes medallions, sometimes steak-fry size sticks.).

Recommendations welcome.

David C.
Los Angeles

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