I've often puzzled over the carry out menu at Gourmet Kingdom. I try not to order too safely, but I have a hard time remembering what else to order. Let's not talk about the "classic" dishes such as twice cooked pork, Kung Pao Lotus root, dan dan noodles, ma po tofu. I know those are good. What are the interesting dishes that you've tried off the beaten path?
I've been intrigued by the app called salt & pepper hair tail, but for some reason, perhaps the name, the dish never makes the final cut. I just ran the name through Google translate. Hair tail=octopus. Who doesn't love fried cephlapod?
Dish Z6 Bean Noodle with ground pork is also known as Ants on a Tree. I know this recipe from Fuchsia Dunlop's cookbooks, though I've never made it. It's a regional classic.
I've ordered the following cold apps: Beef & Tripe Medley, Shredded pig tripe in chili sauce, Shredded beef tripe in chili sauce. They may all be the same dish. Cold sliced offal in chili oil. Always tasty, but can be messy.