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Missing Chinese Dish

Dena | Dec 3, 1999 12:00 PM

Does anybody else remember the Chinese restaurants of the 50s and 60s fondly? At least in the area where I grew up (McKeesport, PA - near Pittsburgh), they were Cantonese and called themselves "Chinese-American" restaurants. There was very little on the menu to challenge our palates and that was fine because, back then, we weren't terribly adventurous eaters.

What I find myself craving now is Char Siu Ding - it was a roast pork and vegetable dish that I haven't seen on a menu in at least years. Small cubes (not slices) of roast pork, bok choy, bamboo shoots, snow peas, water chestnuts and, my favorite part, whole almonds - in a light sauce.

Anybody know of a restaurant in Manhattan with a hopelessly outdated menu that includes this happy memory?

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