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Report on China Yuan

RibDog | Jan 25, 2004 03:43 PM

We went to China Yuan with a party of six. This is not a big place. I think they have about 12-13 tables with two of them being large round ones with a lazy susan in the middle.

The crowd was about two thirds asian and one third non-asian. This was a good sign in my opinion.

We started off with three different types of dim sum. There was a choice of over 30 different types. One was pork taro dumplings, another was siu mei and the last was mixed fried dumplings. All were excellent. I think we may go back and just do a meal of dim sum next time.

We skipped the soup in order to order more entrees. The entrees were half a roast duck, shrimp with cashews, baby eggplants in garlic sauce with ground chicken, pork in garlic sauce, salty fish with chicken fried rice and an order of snow pea tips. What a spread. I would have to say the eggplants were one of the best on the table along with the snow pea tips. The duck was excellent as were all the other choices.

After our meal, they brought us all a coconut soup with tapioca and potatoes in it that was also very good. The waitress told us it came with the meal we ordered. It was a nice finishing touch.

Now I will give you one caveat about our experience. Orders do not come out all together if they are busy. And they were packed last night. There did not seem to be any rhyme or reason as to which table was going to get their order next. But I have noticed this before at other asian eateries. Maybe someone can explain that to me. Also, there are no explanations of the dishes on the menu. And the translation may not do them justice.

Anyone want to take a guess at the total bill? With tip, the total was $70. We had plenty to take home and had a fabulous time. I highly recommend it.

BTW, in the same strip center, there is a Peruvian restaurant also. Another adventure for the future.

John

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