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Susannah Foo's for Restaurant Week


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Susannah Foo's for Restaurant Week

Bob | Jan 29, 2004 09:44 PM


OK so I went to Susannah Foo's last night. They had their menu and they had the Special meal which was to Celebrate Chinese New Year 4701, Year of the Monkey. They also had the Restaurant Week Menu which I had to ask for, the restaurant week menu was the most popular from what I could see.

To start off, we asked for water and he listed 20 types of bottled water so we chose one. Later after we finished it he offered us "regular water" which wasn't an option first time.

So back to the meal, we had the $58 New Year Celebration thing.

Starts off with Peking Duck Roll and Ginger Smoked Salmon (also Jelly Fish Salad with Asparagus and Brandy Infused Hoisin Sauce). The smoked Salmon was the best I've had which is saying something since I generally dislike smoked salmon. The Peking Duck Roll was good, not great.

Next was Fu-Yuan Shark Fin Soup. This was very thick and stocky. I didn't like it much. It was OK but nothing special. On the Restaurant Week menu they had Butternut Squash Soup and Hot and Sour soup, both looked amazing.

Then Seared Diver Scallop and Jumbo Prawn with Turmeric Coconut Sauce (with Steamed Shanghai Cabbage). The Prawn was good but nothing special. The Scallop was very good but again, nothing special. The sauce didn't bring much to this meal. Again, good but not amazing.

At this point I'm still hungry and I'm figuring the main course will be large. That's what happened when I went to Morimoto's. Main Course: Tung Pao Pork Braised with Flower Shiitake Mushrooms (w/ sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Eight Treasure Sweet Rice). The sweet rice was good but that's as high as I'll go. The Tung Pao Pork was amazing. The sauce was great and the pork was melting in my mouth, all 4 pieces of it.

Dessert was Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta (Pomegranate Gelee). This was like an orange / pomegranate custard with some fruit on the side. Mild flavor but nothing great. It also came with a slice of orange cut amazingly thin and deep fried. The Orange Chip was great but used mainly as garnish.

I left sated but it wasn't a great amount of food. And it was nowhere near worth $58+gratuity. It had a nice presentation with the 5 servers but the food was only OK. I was not impressed. I would have been much happier with the Restaurant Week menu and price. I expected a lot more.

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