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Great new Chinese at Loozoo


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Great new Chinese at Loozoo

Faren | Aug 28, 2003 10:59 AM

We had a great meal at Loozoo (on Houston) last night. We all know that NYC is not a great place for innovative, modern chinese cuisine - of course there are some very good places in CHinatown, but not much in the way of the type of modern, new style that is available in Hong Kong or California. Loozoo comes close to this style. We had two small plates: one crab meat and its roe placed on an etheral confection of whipped egg whites (almost reminisent of an Isle Flotante - but obviously not sweet) and a mixed plate of four types of mushrooms, perfectly cooked, served with baby bok choy in a light brown sauce. Some of the best mushrooms i've had. The two large plates were braised ribs, very tender and good - but what made the dish was the little packet of tasty sticky rice which when eaten with the ribs was very good. The last large plate was pork infused chicken - this was so different and excellent. It was an infused chicken meat chopped and shaped into thin "meatloaf" shaped slices, surrounded by perfectly cooked shoots (maybe pea shoots) and tea infused quail eggs. We also had three drinks (I like their specialy lichee cocktail) and two coffees - without tax or tip- about $80.00 - an excellent meal and a real departure from even good chinatown fare or the midtown CHinese like the Shun Lees.

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