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Myers and Chang - disappointing

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Myers and Chang - disappointing

chefematician | Jul 19, 2011 08:25 AM

I went to Myers and Chang Sunday night after a long day in the sun. It was too hot to cook and their dollar oyster special was tempting. DC and I started with 2 dozen. Oysters were fine, not the amazing specimens one would find at ICOB, but not bad either. They were served with a Thai basil mignonette. We had never been to M&C and I was interested in other parts of the menu so we ordered a few dishes to share. We got...

Pork and Chive Dumplings - This was probably the best dish of the night, great sear, plump dumplings with generous pork filling, a little on the salty side.

Tiger's Tears - Holy salt lick! This dish was labeled as being spicy but was very mild and the overwhelming flavor was one of SALT. It was pretty much all I could taste. I can see how this dish has the potential to be really amazing if seasoned properly though, as the components of the dish were all appealing to me.

Hakka Eggplant - Not bad, not too salty at least, but a syrupy sweet glaze coated what could have been beautiful Chinese eggplant. It was pretty one dimensional as far as flavor goes, even with the addition of the Thai basil.

Surf and Turf Shanghai Noodles - Flat, flat, flat! Just nothing much happening with this dish. I wanted vibrant, bright flavors that pop but this too was over-salted and just lacking in the depth of flavor department. Beef was cooked fine, shrimp was overcooked.

Brown Rice - It's brown rice from a rice cooker.

Just so you know, I'm not usually prone to finding food too salty. I cook a lot and I'm not afraid of seasoning my food, but this was just too much. It was almost as if the person preparing our food had a cold that was dulling their taste buds so they couldn't taste how salty the food was. All in all, just a big let down. M&C had been on my lists of places to try for a while but nothing about the experience made me eager to return.

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