Is it time for an intervention at House of Nanking?
Man, I used to love this place, and I used to go before the expansion, when it was like 17 mismatched seats and a counter. To see Peter Feng still there is a lovely sight, even if his wife and family still treat you like they wish you would stop breathing. And there are still some dishes that stop you dead in your seat, the Prawns in Tsing-Tao Beer Sauce and the Chicken Nanking in particular.
But why is it that they have to smother everything in yams, and not particularly well-cooked yams at that?
Now, I'm a yam fan. I really like a baked yam. I even think that "The Yam" by Irving Berlin is one of the great novelty dance songs. But enough is enough, particularly when it comes to stir-fried yams.
Is it possible to tell a great chef like Peter Feng to stop it with the fried yams already? How do we handle this? What do you think, gang?