Tonight following the lead of a fellow Chowhound Han my wife and elder son tried China Tofu. Well we started off by going to the wrong China Tofu. We arrive at the factory that produces the tofu they use at China tofu. They sell all of the ingredients for tofu dishes. They were as fresh as they can get. I will alway follow a recommedation by Han.
But we found Hans recommend place. Nothing fancy there, wooden tables, chair clean and you get to walk through the kitchen to use the restroom. The kitchen was petty clean. Since Mrs. Yimster can read Chinese we reviewed the Chinese only wall menu, but order from the menu anyway.
We start with a free bowl of Hot and Sour soup. Nothing special, need a lot of vinegar to make it drinkable. But since it is free what do you want.
Stinky tofu: This is one of the best versions my wife has had since she left Hong Kong. As she has always said the outer skin should be crispy and the inside should be hollow. While this was not hollow it was airy. The Chinese Kim Chee was good.
The Beef tendon soup: Which was the best my son has even had. He kept saying to what I have been looking for all my life and I have found it. This saying something since he has been eating with all his life. The soup was mild but complex, the tendon was soft but held together and there was a lot of spinach which they added raw. The blend of all the flavor was outstanding.
Kung Pao Chicken: We tasted this dish and it was good. The price made it very good. We did not eat much of this because I order to much food.
Shanghai Rice Cakes: Well prepared with Napa cabbage and pork. Not oily at all very well done. The rice cakes were not overly chewy.
Pork Chitterling with Pork Blood: For those who have read our meals this is one of my wife best loved dish. This was a huge bowl with pickled mustard greens and leeks. This was double the size of any dish of this type we have even had. We took most of this dish home.
All this cost us 25.40, the most expensive dish this place serves on the menu is $5.99. The pork blood has been price at around 10-15 anywhere else. I over order because seeing the price been so cheap I was thinking I need to order more dishes to get enough. I now know that three members of my family can eat for under $20,00.
Thank you Han for the tip. I will need to return the favor.
In closing Han, Tanspace and I have email each other off line and are in the process of offer some low end dinners and meduim price dinners for all of us to enjoy. Between the three of us we have develop tastes in Cantonese, Northern and Southeast Asian foods. We are only too happy to share with the rest of the board. Han will be first of us to post. For a small donation to Chowhound you too can join us.
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