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fine wino | Oct 19, 200608:30 PM     7

I went to Lucky Creation on Washington in Chinatown today for the first time and enjoyed it. I got there around 11:30 or so and watched the dim sum being brought out every couple minutes while I waited for my meal. A lot of it looked good, especially the steamed buns, which I'll go back for.

I was in the mood for clay pot so I asked the nice waitress which was the best and she said "number 40", which is the Braised Bean Curd with Assorted Vegetables. The tofu was fried, not braised (or maybe fried then braised?) and has a really lovely, light texture inside. The gluten was also very flavorful as were the mushroom slivers but the sauce was pretty bland. I probably wouldn't get it again unless I was sick and needed something soothing. I was surprised too, that they don't serve brown rice there, which I really wanted today.

There were a few tables with parties of older women eating together so I got to see a bunch of different dishes come out. In fact, everyone was checking out everyone else's orders as they arrived. The women next to me had the Sauteed Black Mushrooms with Bean Curd Rolls and they liked it. It looked really good too and had a few whole, steamed baby bok choy around the plate. I noticed that all the Chinese people had green tea while mine was a different color and had jasmine in it. Curious.

So does anyone eat here often and have suggestions...especially for spicy dishes?

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