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A Great Dish at Hunan Balcony (B'way & 97th Street)


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A Great Dish at Hunan Balcony (B'way & 97th Street)

newsjoke | Nov 14, 2002 11:25 AM

Last year (I think), "New York Magazine" rated this place a "cut above" the typical Upper West Side Chinese joint, and while I had never found anything there to be particularly exceptional, I've tended to agree that the food is quite decent for a non-Chinatown restaurant.

Last night, though, I happened to order one of the most stunningly delicious Chinese entrees I've ever had ANYWHERE. The dish (#919 on their delivery menu list of "Chef's Specialties") is called "South Pacific Scallops". The description (on the menu) is as follows:

"Spice Island's favorite, pan fried scallops (or jumbo shrimp) w/ shallots, garlic, ginger scallions, pepper & corn."

Those scallops were so light, and yet so garlic-y delicious, I can't wait to try them again. In fact, this dish was SO good, I'm almost afraid I'll find out it was a fluke!

Has anyone else ever tried this???

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