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Quick Report - Tengda - Greenwich

marcia2 | Feb 9, 2008 04:32 PM

We had dinner there tonight. We ordered chicken spring roll for our 6 year old chowpup and my husband and I shared 6 appetizers: chicken satay (a little too soft, probably overmarinated, peanut sauce was pretty good but a little too sweet, happily there was no curry powder since I don't like it and it shows up in a lot of satay), crabcakes (good, would have liked more sauce but that's easy to ask for), peking duck crepe (pretty good, the menu said there would be green apple and I was expecting matchsticks of raw granny smith in the crepes as a counterpoint to the richness of duck but actually it was small wedges of cooked apple which tasted fine but didn't add a lot to the dish), chicken pad thai (fine, I've had better with more going on flavor wise, this had no tamarind that I could taste, none of the grilled flavor you sometimes get, none of the bean sprouts that give a nice crunch), seared shrimp mango salad (our favorite, the shrimp was very good and the flavor combination was very tasty) and grilled shrimp (I can butterfly shrimp, sprinkle on 5 spice powder and grill them, too, 5 spice powder alone is too sweet, the dish needed more going on).

Bottom line: Everything was at least decent. We definitely liked some dishes better than others. If it was the only restaurant of it's type in the area, we'd definitely be going back, experimenting more and figuring out which dishes we liked and which we should just skip. But we probably won't bother. Asiana in Greenwich and Watermoon in Rye are both at least as good and somewhat cheaper.

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