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China Pearl ? Cafe first visit

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China Pearl ? Cafe first visit

sheila | Aug 3, 2005 03:14 PM

I was wondering in Chinatown to look for a restaurant for lunch.

Came down to Tyler Street and remembered that there was a new cafe right down China Pearl Restaurant. Felt kind of weired as there was no sign upfront but still decided to give it a try.

The restaurant was not busy at all. Same as many other restaurants in Chinatown, the air-conditioning was weak for the amount of people there. Fortunately, the restaurant was clean, well-lit and was spacious between tables. It became a big plus when compared to Hong Kong Cafe.

I ordered a spareribs with onion and black bean sauce (I think they have the Chinese-English translation wrong). The spareribs weren't the freshest that I had ever tasted but they were flavorful. There was a lot of garlic in the sauce giving a nice kick to it.

Their menu is very similar to Hong Kong Cafe. It is hard for me to say which one is better. I will definitely return to try out some noodle dish which requires higher level of cooking skill.

I asked for a take-out menu from the cashier as I believed there was one more word for the restaurant English name. But her anwswer was "they are all taken by people". People just can't stop blaming other people. Whatever, just another sign of being new and unorganised.

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