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Furama (uptown) uphill?

zim | Jan 2, 200308:55 PM

New Year's Day not wanting to go all the way down to Chinatown and brave lines and still wating dumplings, cart service and large tables we went to furama.

Is is just me, or the holiday or is this place getting better?

There were a number of items that I had never seen before there: roast duck dumplings, shark's fin dumplings as well as few other things (though truth be told the shark's fin wasn't so great) And one thing that was just exemplary - a shrimp and chive packet sort of thing (you see them frying them in a wok off to the side not in a cart as you walk in)

Also stopped in to Palace of china afterwards which previously had never really excited me and noticed large numbers of folks eating whole fishes and a bucket of clams on someone's table that looked great - anyone have feelings about this place? Most of the interesting things on the takeout menu seem to be under the "Cantonese Chef's special" section (though they seem to be written in transliterated vietnamese) including a soup I've never seen before: crab meat with pork brain soup.

Also,
at tai nam (in the little mini lot off to the side of thai pastry) yesterday was maybe the freshest ginger i've seen in a market pinkish enough to make us think momentarily it was galanga. Skin thin enough to rub off with your fingers - excellent to eat raw frsh in thin slices.

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