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Followup: China Star with a non-chowhound

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Followup: China Star with a non-chowhound

coastcat | Sep 25, 2004 02:14 AM

We went to China Star Friday evening. I showed my husband the dishes that y'all had recommended as having appeal for the less-adventurous diner. Instead, he wanted the Spicy Capsicum Diced Chicken. Huh? I tried to talk him out of it, but he insisted. Okay, I had just restocked his supply of Pepto-Bismol, so what the heck. I ordered four main dishes - the aforementioned chicken, Country Young Chicken (spicy & numbing), sea bass with pine nuts, and sauteed spinach with garlic.

First up were scallion pancakes (remarkably grease-free, quite good) and spicy & sour baby wontons (blissfully addictive little things, aren't they?). My husband sampled the wonton's sauce. "I can't feel my tongue anymore." And then...

He liked the capsicum chicken. We were both bored by the sea bass (I'll try Crystal Shrimp next time). But his favorite was the Country Young Chicken. "I completely can't feel my tongue now. This is cool." He even ate a spoonful of the sauce, and I barely managed to talk him out of eating one of the whole chilis in the dish. (so he de-seeded one and ate it, quite happily)

Good grief, does my husband actually have chowhound tendencies buried somewhere in his McDonald's-loving soul?

And is there any way to eat the Country Young Chicken without making a complete mess? I liked it, but next time perhaps it'll be a takeaway order.

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