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Blossom Aria

Worldwide Diner | Dec 27, 201404:15 PM

I was handed a menu after I sat down. I didn't see a testing menu option so I asked for the tasting menu. First response was that the $100 tasting menu isn't available for 1 - it's for banquets. Then someone remembered there's a $79 tasting menu, but after delivering the menu, my server confided that tasting menu is strictly for Americans (mostly fried foods). I was advised to order from the a la carte menu.

So I ordered the wonton soup, Manila clams in black bean sauce, and Chinese broccoli with fish fillet. With respect to the clams, my server said she will ask the kitchen to add basil for a more Chinese flavor. However, I did not see nor taste any basil in the clams. They were quite good, but cost double of what I'd pay in DC at a decent Cantonese joint. The fish fillet was more like what you'd find in a high end HK restaurant. The fillet is thickly cut, reminds me of the garoupa I had in HK but I'm not sure what kind of fish it is. Could've been cod too. I find it strange that the Chinese broccoli had been deleafed and shaved down to just stems. I actually like the green leafy parts.

Hard to say how good the place is based on 3 fairly common dishes. I know it'll make the whales happy to find restaurants that's really expensive so they can save face.

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