After taking my parents to the Asian Art Museum -- the first time they've been able to visit the new quarters -- we headed to Capital in Chinatown for a simple dinner. It had been about a year since I'd been here . The menu has been reprinted with slightly higher prices and there were many more specials posted in Chinese on the walls. I recognized the two waitresses which helped allay my concern that things might have changed.
We had three dishes, plus steamed rice. For starters, a small size bowl of roast duck and mustard green soup. The duck was a bit sparse, but the quality of the stock was better than before, and the tender mustard hearts added a peppery punch. The chicken wings were delicious as ever, cooked a little crunchier this time and not quite as juicy. Steamed oysters on the half shell with black bean sauce (6 for $9) were the piece de resistance, the sauce is so great with hot rice. We poished off everything.