Felt like Chinese tonight, and was determined to seek out a restaurant in The Eclectic Gourmet to Greater New York City.
My friend Stinky and I chose dishes recommended by M. Hound. In descending order of deliciousness:
1. The salt & pepper squid was the best I've ever eaten, and the peppers that accompanied them were just as good. A platonic dish.
2. Snow pea leaves. Yep, they are sensational. Great.
3. Jumbo Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce. Neither Stinky or I "got" this. The sauce was gloppy and too sweet (Stinky aptly compared it to a misfired mole sauce). Bad luck?