What's your go to dish at the Chinese joint?

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What's your go to dish at the Chinese joint?

Post by ManchVegas » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:12 pm

I have two.

Lo Mein AND the thing with the little pancakes and plum sauce.

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:20 pm

I don't think I've had Chinese food since when? Three Christmases ago? It was a Hunan place. I liked it, but I forget what we had.

I don't think I have ever had Lo Mein, and i don't know about the little thing with the pancakes and plum sauce. The only pancakes I have had in a Chinese restaurant were with Peking duck.

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Post by bundes » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:23 pm

Spicy wontons

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Post by Gogo » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:28 pm

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i don't know about the little thing with the pancakes and plum sauce. The only pancakes I have had in a Chinese restaurant were with Peking duck.
Mu shu (often pork).

If it's the typical Amerigun Chinese place I go for Mongolian beef and fried balls of meat covered in brightly colored syrup.
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Post by Gogo » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:30 pm

I love fried crab rangoon with fluorescent sweet and sour sauce and chinese mustard.
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Post by cuchulainn » Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:31 pm

Twice cooked pork
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Post by BeatRaven » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:12 pm

Orange Chicken. If it's fresh out of the fryer, with some over-greasy fried rice, we're talking about a death bed meal.

I went to the largest Panda Express in the world in Honolulu. Finally, I found the orange chicken steam table turnover that had previously eluded me.

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Post by Chip_Oatley » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:27 pm

Hot and sour soup
Lemon chicken
Beef and broccoli in black bean sauce

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Post by VinnyD » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Gogo wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:28 pm
VinnyD wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:20 pm
i don't know about the little thing with the pancakes and plum sauce. The only pancakes I have had in a Chinese restaurant were with Peking duck.
Mu shu (often pork).

If it's the typical Amerigun Chinese place I go for Mongolian beef and fried balls of meat covered in brightly colored syrup.
That rings a bell. I think I had mu shu pork in the seventies.

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Post by BeatRaven » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:35 pm

Kung Pao Shrimp. Who exactly are the people not picking that $2 upgrade over Kung Pao Chicken?

On a better menu, like a PF Changs, Mapo Tofu or Salt and Pepper Prawns. PF Changs does better Salt and Pepper Prawns then I had in Hong Kong.

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Post by ben_hanscombe » Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:40 am

In China, my most-eaten meal was probably seared green beans with minced pork. Rarely anything other than excellent; rarely anything other than terrifyingly spicy.
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Post by AntiFelix » Tue Dec 25, 2018 1:36 pm

Depends. If I think the restaurant can do an adequate Mapo Tofu, this. Otherwise, Mushu something, usually chicken. Sometimes I just want a big serving of fried rice. I usually make this myself, but not always.
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Post by NorthAmerican » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:06 pm

AntiFelix wrote:
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Depends. If I think the restaurant can do an adequate Mapo Tofu, this. Otherwise, Mushu something, usually chicken. Sometimes I just want a big serving of fried rice. I usually make this myself, but not always.
Fried rice? That was my go-to lunch most days when I was working just west of Chicago's Loop. There was a Chinese restaurant about a block from our office where I ordered the large portion, then almost drowned it in Chinese mustard and sweet-and-sour sauce from squeeze bottles that were on the table. I knew nothing about Chinese food then, but even now that's how I like fried rice.
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Post by ManchVegas » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:55 pm

Yeah. I like fried rice. It's almost a toss up between that and Lo Mein. The problem is that you can't find proper fried rice south of the Mason Dixon Line.

Orange chicken from Trader Joe's is the thing to get. Especially if you can't cook and want an edible "Company's coming for dinner" meal.
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Post by AntiFelix » Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:58 pm

What is 'proper fried rice'?
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Post by Scrubb » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:07 am

We have Chinese food so rarely that we don't have a go-to. OUr usual is Vietnamese and we do have go-to dishes there, but they're not at all Chinese (or even American-CHinese).

I would probably get kung pao shrimp if they had it, though.
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Post by flatfoot » Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:17 am

“Vegetable fried rice, no egg, add tofu.”


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Post by BulletPark » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:30 am

AntiFelix wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:58 pm
What is 'proper fried rice'?
I'm guessing it tastes of salt.

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Post by BulletPark » Wed Dec 26, 2018 6:30 am

My completely boring go-to is the humble egg roll with duck sauce.

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Post by NorthernStar » Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:30 pm

HOUSE SPICY FISH
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Post by AntiFelix » Fri Dec 28, 2018 4:13 pm

BulletPark wrote:
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My completely boring go-to is the humble egg roll with duck sauce.
A good eggroll is heaven. I'm disappointed more often than not.
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Post by micvan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:52 pm

Congee with salt and pepper little white rice fish (ba fan yu)

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Post by cuchulainn » Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:36 pm

micvan wrote:Congee with salt and pepper little white rice fish (ba fan yu)

Congee is 粥 (zhou). I’ve never seen it listed on a menu as 饭 (fan).

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Post by Lost Soul » Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:54 pm

Kung pao and wonton soup.

Or Mongolian beef.
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Post by VinnyD » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:59 am

Cuch, he means congee with silver fish, also called lencelet, 白飯魚, bai fan yu, "white rice fish"

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Post by Lulu » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:05 am

Kung pao tofu, I guess. Mu shu vegetables can be good. It's all junk food, am not into authentic.

Almost answered spicy basil leaves until I remembered it was Thai.
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Post by cuchulainn » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:14 am

VinnyD wrote:
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:59 am
Cuch, he means congee with silver fish, also called lencelet, 白飯魚, bai fan yu, "white rice fish"
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Post by Ped_Yai » Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:09 am

I used to be partial to jellyfish with duck tongue, but I got over it.
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Post by ManchVegas » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:18 am

Crispy duck is what I'm now craving. And any of the soups. A couple of boneless spare ribs wouldn't hurt.

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Post by ceylon_tea » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:38 pm

Salt and pepper squid
Pea shoot leaves with garlic sauce

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Post by ManchVegas » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:51 pm

That sounds really good.
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Pussyhair soup.
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Post by Zamuel » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:43 pm

Usually it's Sesame Chicken, but I like the Honeyed Chicken a lot too. It used to be Cashew Chicken, but that seems to be getting harder to find.
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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:27 pm

I always order the same:

Large fried spring roll, with meat
Steamed pork dumplings
Prawn dim sum
Salt and pepper beef ribs

Sometimes the squid

They're basically all starters on the menu

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Post by Stephen_Dedalus » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:31 pm

Oh, crispy Mongolian lamb

If they have it.

I found s place once, they did it just right.

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Post by guruwil » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:49 pm

Peking duck, char sui bbq pork, Chinese greens with oyster sauce, dumplings of all kinds particularly xiao long bao. Sichuan eggplant, dumpling soup, char Kwai teow, baozi,
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