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Philly: Shiao Lan Kung, Chinatown

GreenStreetThrill | Feb 9, 2004 11:00 AM

Shiao Lan Kung
930 Race St

Hot and Sour soup was quite aromatic, viscous and so rich I wished I could have ordered an "extra small." The broth was quite flavorful but the dumplings merely "good" in the pork and wonton soup my fiancee ("She") had.

I ordered the lychee duck. The duck itself was fantastic. Most of the pieces were 100% meat-skin very little throwaway) and the skin was juicy and still crispy (I guess the sauce was added just prior to serving). The sauce was similar to a sweet and sour, but subtler, lighter and more fruit-tasting (as opposed to some that taste like some fanciful "sweet-and-sour" ingredient). She had the scallops with spicy garlic sauce and LOVED it. It wasn't that spicy, but they may have given her the "looks-like-a-beginner" spice discount. We shared the roast pork with ginger and scallions lo-mein as a side and it was excellent as well - just the right amount of ginger flavor came through in each bite. Generous portions - three entrees (or 2 plus a noodle) was more than enough.

Service was solid and friendly. Can't wait to go back and try something else.

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