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Jo Jo Taipei report


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Jo Jo Taipei report

Science Chick | Oct 7, 2008 06:38 AM

My daughter and I stopped in last Friday night. We got there early, so there was no wait (yipee!). We had an awesome meal...loved the pickled cabbage and peanuts they provide to start, and we also chose the seaweed salad. Well executed, not soggy. A scallion pancake was just as other hounds reported...flaky and perfectly seasoned. I really liked their spicy dipping sauce too! We had the eggplant w/basil and steamed jumbo shrimp w/garlic sauce. My first time trying their was addicting! My daughter has yet to like eggplant (she's 13), but this dish made her a convert! Finally, the shrimp/garlic sauce. This was not your typical "garlic sauce" dish! The shrimp were butterflied, steamed and presented in a beautiful circular pattern on the platter. Topped with tons of sauteed garlic atop each shrimp, and nested on a light, almost brothy, garlic sauce. Fresh cilantro completed the dish. It was beautiful and melt-in-your-mouth delicious. Almost an Asian scampi!

Service was outstanding. When they realized we were vegetarians (pesca-tarians, really), they went out of their way to point out special vegetarian dishes and specials for the day.

We can't wait to go back......has anyone tried the "three cups tofu"?? What is it like?

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