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More on China Canteen

Steve | Jul 3, 2006 07:24 PM

Just got back from a Chowhound lunch at China Canteen in Rockville. They have an extensive Sichuan side to the menu as well as Chinese-American offerings. As usual, we stuck with the Chinese-American food. Egg foo young, anyone?

We ordered only standeard dishes, but there's much of intererst on the menu.

We got:

Sichuan wontons: as expected

Dan Dan noodles: thin sauce that slipped off easily. Not sure I tasted anything.

Chicken in Chef's Special Hot Sauce: chicken was not served cold, but a touch warm. Gave this a luxurious feel.

Jellyfish with scallion sauce. Ok, nice smokey flavor.

Slice pork with fresh garlic sauce: pork belly. Gorgeous flavor but HIGHLY salty. Meant to share.

Fish filet over vegetable- Sichuan Style: direct comparison with Joe's H20 is not fair. Maybe not a good day to order fish??

Tea smoked duck: Very good version. Recommended.

Cumin Lamb ChongQing Style: ok.

ChongQing Chicken: Served boneless(!) This is supposed to be crispy, salty, and hot. None of the three.

MaPo Tofu: I liked it, but it is a ketchup-y version. I happen to like ketchup.

So there you have it. Nothing surprising, and probably not as good as Joe's Noodle House, but so many intriguing dishes to order...

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