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Zoe's (Chinese): what happened?


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Zoe's (Chinese): what happened?

bella_sarda | Oct 18, 2009 05:15 AM

Went last night with a small group and was extremely disappointed. Now, I haven't eaten there that often, so I don't know all the ins and outs of the menu, but the food seemed completely different this time: all the supposedly "spicy" dishes we ordered, including eggplant in garlic sauce, scallops sichuan-style, and orange beef, were barely hot. Instead they had that sweet, gloppy, orange-y Americanized-Chinese sauce that I can't stand. The orange beef was pretty much inedible: fried cutlets of beef that were very tough and chewy, doused in that sweet sauce. The eggplant was OK, but also too sweet/not spicy. The steamed Sichuan dumplings were about the only good thing we ate. Others at the table ordered bland mixed vegetable dishes. I tried them, they were fine, but totally unremarkable. did we just all order the wrong thing, or have they changed management/chef? I see they are in the process of getting a liquor license, but in the mean time you can't bring alcohol in (why is that?). Too bad because I could have used a beer as consolation for the disappointing food.

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