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raytamsgv | Nov 17, 201302:12 PM     10

I finally managed to convince a few people to go with me. The decor was plain--nothing spectacular. Parking was a mess because many people were shopping at the Hong Kong Supermarket next door. Judging by the accents I heard inside, there were quite a few patrons who were Northerners.

This is what we ate:

Sauteed Beef with Scallion: decent, not outstanding.

Corn and Red Bean Flower Buns: pretty good, but it's hard to compare because I've never seen anything like this in my life. It comes with a heaping of sugar, and I surmised that one should coat the outside with sugar before eating. It's a mild and quite chewy dish.

Jing Dong Meat Pie: excellent combination of meat and a flaky crust. It looks like a scallion pancake with meat inside. It's about a half-inch thick.

Home Style Pancakes with Pork Stew and Scallion: It's not actually a pork stew. Instead, it consists of quarter inch think slices of pork (that may or may not have been stewed) and a plate with scallions and what appears to be a fermented bean paste of some sort. Four large pancakes (again, similar in appearance to scallion pancakes) accompany this. I'm not an expert on how to eat this, so I placed the pork slices in the pancake, topped with some scallions and a touch of the paste, folded it like a taco, and ate it. I imagined it to be a poor man's version of Beijing duck. It was delicious

Shredded Potato with Sour Sauce: This was a cold dish. This wasn't bad, but I think it would have been much tastier if we had ordered a hot, spicy dish to balance the flavor and temperature. The potatoes were not cooked to the point of collapse. You could pick them up like noodles.

Fish Potstickers: Okay. I'm biased because I like pork pot stickers so much more. The celery was a bit too pronounced in this dish. If it had been pork instead, the balance would have been better.

Northern Style Noodle with Soup. This was a bit hit amongst the noodle eaters in our group. It's like hot and sour noodle soup without the spiciness or sourness. The flavor is complex.

I'm very happy I was able to dissuade other members of my party from ordering fried rice and chow mein.

Overall, it was worth the money. Entrees range mostly from $7 to $12. It is cash only. At least one of the waitresses spoke decent enough English but they never seem to let me speak English in these places unless I drag along someone who doesn't look Chinese.

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