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Gu Shine / Gu Xiang - pretty good and holy cheapness

Lau | Jun 2, 200806:49 PM     12

Went to eat at Gu Xiang tonight with a friend to catch up. Its a small taiwanese restaurant on 39th bet main and prince. It's a pretty small place maybe 7-8 tables, it was packed and every table was full. Since there were only two of us we got the "liang cai yi tang" special (two dishes one soup) and its only about $15. At first I thought well that really doesn't seem like that much food...and then the soup bowl came out and it was enough soup to feed like 4 people and the two dishes were regular size dishes. I can't believe it's that cheap.

The food was actually quite decent, I was skeptical b/c of the cheapness of the special:
- hot and sour soup (suan la tang): this was very good, not starchy at all, could've been slightly spicier, but overall it was very nice. they also put blood cakes in it fyi although you probably wouldn't notice if you didn't check
- sha cha beef (sha cha niu rou): this was pretty good as well although the beef could've been a little more tender, nice sha cha sauce and it had some greens it as well although I'm blanking on what they were right now
- shredded pork w/ shredded dried tofu (forgot what this was called in chinese): this was excellent, best dish of the night, i couldve just eaten a big plate of this by itself and been happy. Its thin strips of pork that are sauteed with that dried bean curd you always get in taiwanese food, i think its called something dou gan. anyhow, the pork was nice and tender and the dried tofu was great. It's hard to explain how it tastes as its not huge bold flavors, but its excellent...i polished off all of it

Anyhow, it was a nice little meal and I definitely want to go back to try more.

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