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Fuloon Redux

StriperGuy | Sep 20, 2007 06:58 AM

16 or so of us hit Fuloon last night and did some respectable damage:

Pork pancake: never had this before myself. Like scallion pancake but better with a generous helping of sort of flavorfull pulled pork inside. Texture was perfect too .Yum.

Wonton with special hot sauce (known as Suan la chow shou elsewhere) very good rendition of this classic dish. Different then I have had elsewhere. I would order again for sure.

Scallion pancake: excellent rendition, nuf said.

Cold chicken salad (don't know if I have the right name here) very nice subtle finely shredded chicken with a mild chili oil dressing. Tasty.

Roasted Duck with Special Brown sauce. Decent essentially Peking style duck, solo, no pancakes, etc. Better can be had elsewhere, but this was good.

Jellyfish salad: fairly heavy dressing on this a bit overpowering. This was a softer preparation of this dish, I like it crunchy. Don't think I'd order this again.

Peking meat sauce noodles: best rendition of this I have ever had. Layers of flavor and complexity in the slightly fermented bean sauce.

Mandarin wole fish: really superb preparation. Whole artfully deep fried fish. Notably excellent.

Whole fish with Chili pepper (or was this Szechuan fish) not that spicy, so so preparation. Probably would not get it again.

Hot diced chicken. Truly awesome. Dry woked. reminiscent of the prep at Mulan with basil but then smothered in chilis and Szechuan pepper corns. One of my favorites of the night. I would go back just to eat this again.

Wok baked pork. Whole slow-braised pork shoulder. Very nice version of this with a subtle 5 spice flavor. Yum.

Steamed beef. Serious Szechuan dish. Lightly braised beef slices smothered in the classic oily Szechuan sauce of chilis and Szechuan peppercorns. Reminded me of the whole fish with tofu at Szechuan Village in Brookline. Great. I'd have it again.

Sizzling tofu I did not get a chance to try.

Sweet and sour shrimp: decent version of this, I did not find it notable.

Watercress with garlic (I actually think it was water convolvulus or water spinach) did not try it either. It was more well done then I like, so I did not even try it.

String beans with Szechuan pickles was amazing. So much so that we ordered another. The balance of the subtle tang of the pickle was a perfect foil for the fresh crunch of the beans. This and the hot diced chicken together would make a perfect meal.

Don't get to Malden center that often. I'd be thrilled to have this place a tad closer to home. All in all an excellent meal a bit off the beaten track. Certainly one of the better Chinese places in the Boston area.

Limster was also itching to try some of the banquet dishes listed on the menu, but they need to be ordered in advance. Next time.

Big thanks to Vincent for organizing.

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