I learned this afternoon (from Jeremy Iggers' blog at The Rake) that Keefer Court Bakery is making cooked dishes again, so I rushed right down for dinner. Oldsters like me and Jeremy fondly remember their Cantonese-style cooking from years ago. I was happy to hear the news of the restaurant's revivial, and even happier to learn that the food is as good as it ever was - maybe even better.
Mr. Tastebud and I had Fried Sea Bass on Baby Bok Choy (tonight's special) and String Beans with Diced Black Mushooms, Minced Pork, and Dried Shrimp. Both were delicious - simple, fresh, and well prepared. The sea bass was especially wonderful - it melted in my mouth. For dessert, we each had a butterfly cookie (puff pastry with sugar, like a palmier).
This place is small (5 tables), very casual, and inexpensive. The menu has lots of noodle dishes, soups, and "rice plates" as well as a handful of stir-fried dishes. And they have BBQ meats (chicken, duck, and pork). This place isn't gourmet or fancy - this is simple food, and reminds me of the little places I ate at when I was in Hong Kong.
For a semi-official review, see Mr. Iggers' blog entry:
I think I'll be back for lunch tomorrow...
Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe
326 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454