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South China (formerly Chef Chen's) on South Pickett Street


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South China (formerly Chef Chen's) on South Pickett Street

monkeyrotica | Aug 23, 2013 08:50 AM

This place used to be a generic American-Chinese eatery, but has since been taken over by the owners of Tempt Asian Cafe who have improved the food a lot. A number of spicy (but not tongue-numbing) Szechuan hotpot dishes, Nanjing salty duck, deepfried eel, fried "squirrel fish." Reasonably priced (most dishes in the $10-25 range) considering the quality of the ingredients, preparation, and flavor. They have a standard American-Chinese carryout menu, but the real Chinese menu (with the somewhat ambiguous English translation) is what you want.  Not to be confused with the OTHER "South China" restaurant in Del Ray.

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