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China Star Biweekly Specials

James G | Aug 27, 2004 11:03 PM

When I checked the website today they had not yet updated, so instead we decided to go to the restaurant for dinner. They have not yet changed the specials, though they have now typed up the "summer specials" page, and added two dishes of boiled chicken (one is for a half chicken, the other for a whole chicken).

We ended up ordering a new dish today: the "Roast Fish", which is on the home-style entrees side (in fact its name in Chinese is "home style roast fish"). It was exquisite! Two smallish fish (called "Crucian Carp", according to my Chinese dictionary) with two bamboo skewers impailing each of them (to keep them from curling during cooking) that are fried to give them a crispy skin and then served with a sauce that is mildly spicy and very tasty. Really delicious, for $11.95.

We also ordered a dish of sauteed greens with garlic and ginger (kong xin cai in Chinese, since the stalks are hollow), but it was just sort of OK. The chili chicken (la zi ji) was superb.

When there is a new biweekly menu, I'll post the translation.

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