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Question about (burned?) garlic RE: Ping's Mott Street

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Question about (burned?) garlic RE: Ping's Mott Street

erica | May 2, 2002 11:08 AM

Had dinner last night at Ping's. One of the dishes I ordered was the Chinese vegetables with shallot sauce.
Aside from the price.... $9.95 for the vegetables I had just purchased for $1.50 a pound raw...(but this was my choice, I know), they were topped not only with sauteed shallots but with acrid pieces of dark brown garlic. The garlic smelled burned and ruined the vegetables for me. Wehn asked how I liked the food, I brought this up but the language barrier was too great and I did not want to make a big deal so I let it go. My question: Is there ever a case for cooking garlic like this?? Were those "garlic chips"?? Or did the chef burn the garlic???

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