Sunday, January 22, 2012

Old Mandarin Islamic ***'

In order of preference:

Water Boiled Beef
Water Boiled Fish
Sour Sliced Fish in Warm Pot
West Lake Lamb Dumpling
Three Flavor Dumpling
Extremely Hot Peppers
Parsley Tofu
Hot Braised Beef Tendon
Mandarin Lamb

Mongolian Tofu
Stirred Potato w Chili
Beef Pancake
Green Onion Pancake

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Starbelly **'

The food has improved, I've had lunch here many times over the last year. Comfortable place, good service, and their bacon is excellent.

Chicken Liver Pate Plate
Pizza Margherita

Porchetta Sandwich
Spaghetti w/ Bacon
- can be hit or miss depending on whether the pasta is overcooked.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Z&Y Restaurant **

Mushroom dish - written in Chinese on the table top menu, served in a metal pan on a table top flame. Full of umami flavor. Excellent.

Couples Delight - beef, tripe and tendon super spicy - very good cold starter

Dan Dan Noodles - pretty good, suprisingly strong peanut flavor despite not looking that way.

Fish in Pepper Oil - water boiled fish - o.k., probably try the chicken with peppers next time.

Mapo Tofu - the dim sum size is still quite large. o.k.

Hot and Sour Soup - not bad, more salty than I prefer.

Sunday, January 8, 2012