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Pastrami and Corned Beef and other stuff at Amazing 66

E Eto | Mar 25, 2008 07:34 PM

I wonder if anyone else has tried the pastrami or corned beef at Amazing 66. I was waiting for a friend to arrive for lunch and was looking through the regular menu, and noticed the oddity of pastrami and corned beef on a Chinese menu, under Chef Specialties. Could it really be pastrami, or a Chinese-influenced pastrami? I got an order off the $4.95 lunch special menu, and it arrived on a bed of blanched lettuce. And it was quite good. I think I would rather have had some bread and mustard with it, rather than plain white rice, but it could work very well with some rye bread and mustard. So the question is, why is it there? Does anyone have an answer? I'll try the corned beef next time.

While the pastrami was a nice surprise, the more remarkable dish was the scrambled egg with silver fish. The silver fish were pale white, about the size of AAA batteries and well incorporated into the fluffy eggs. A nice smoky flavor from the hot wok gave the dish an added dimension. I was reminded of some dishes I enjoyed in Spain not too long ago. If this dish started with olive oil and had the addition of garbonzo beans, it could be something you get at one of the Boqueria market eateries in Barcelona.

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