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Yunnan Menu at Mandarin Express (chow lunch report)

alopez | Apr 6, 200703:08 PM     10

Four intrepid chowhounds gathered at this tiny restaurant in north Rockville to sample items from their menu of Yunnan specialties. We tried:

-Crossing the Bridge noodle soup.
-steamed dumplings
-sauteed greens
-a fish stirfry with mushrooms
-a beef stirfry with with greens and a bit of sour mustard (was the dish with rice cakes? I actually wasn't quite sure which item this was)

I've never had Yunnan food before. The dishes were all simple and well-prepared. Unlike food from neighboring Sichuan, the flavors tended to be subtle. Nothing bowled me over, but it was all quite good. Some of the items being ordered at other tables also looked tempting.

The most interesting of these was the noodle soup. A bowl was brought out containing a very rich chicken stock, and most of the ingredients -- thin cuts of meat, various vegetables including watercress, and thick round rice noodles -- were added tableside. This would make an excellent cheap lunch all by itself.

Menu is here (scroll to the bottom for Yunnan menu):
http://www.dc495.com/wiki/index.php?t...

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