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China Tofu update

Wendy Lai | Oct 31, 2002 10:46 AM

Went there last night for dinner. They changed the layout of the restaurant, it's no longer big lunch counter on the side with a few tables to the side. It's now a small counter to the back of the room and lots of tables in the restaurants. It's more sit-down than take-out now.
I think the price is still very low. Menu has $3.99. $4.99 and $5.99 dishes. Lots of tofu stuff but also plenty of regular Chinese stand-bys. We ordered their braised beef noodle soup, stinky tofu, fried half chicken, and a tofu apptizer that's long strands of tofu marinated with some soy and bell peppers.

Beef noodle soup is not bad, not as good as Taiwan Point. The soup isn't as complex, the noodle slighly overcooked, but the beef itself was tender and flavorful. The stinky tofu was a major disappointment. I thought it might be good, but it was not stinky, and too hard and dry on the whole. The side of pickled cabbage that came with it was the highlight.
I asked the waitress (in Chinese) what does she recommend, she rattled off some dishes and we decided on the fried chicken. That was a major disappointment as well. Half of a cut up chicken arrived with crispy skin and semi-dry meat. The only flavor I can detect was chicken and soy sauce. I was expecting something special, but all I got was the feeling that I ordered the wrong thing.

I wouldn't say they have great Chinese food, although I will go back again because it's cheap and I want to order other stuff next time. It seems other people's food looked better than ours...isn't always the case?

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