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Old 08-10-2014, 02:35 PM
 
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Dungeness Crab. Yum.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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Mine was Hunan Garden in Stamford, CT. Every spring they'd have a special with fresh softshell crab in your choice of black bean or garlic sauce, and killer asparagus. I could eat that once a week until crab & asparagus season ended.

There was a place on Canal St. in Manhattan I used to go to - I never knew the name, although I could always find the place. We'd point out things that the Chinese diners were having that we thought were interesting and the waitstaff would simply shake their heads and say, "You no like that."

Here in Pgh, there's one pretty good Szechuan place and a bunch of so-so Americanized joints. Surprising for a city of this size there aren't Chinese speciality regional restaurants like on the east coast (Hunan, Szechuan, Peking, Cantonese, etc.)

I've done work with Chinese places and have had staff dinners featuring stomach, chicken feet, pigs feet and other stuff of uncertain domain. I can deal with most of it. But not the gelatinous stuff. Nor small pieces of fish/chicken that wasn't deboned after cooking. Hate picking bones out of my teeth. They tell me it tastes better to eat it with the bones. I'll agree it's better to cook with the bones, but I'm not buying the eating part.
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Old 05-25-2015, 05:45 AM
 
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There used to be a Cantonese restaurant in Downtown Los Angeles called CHIN TIN, I used to love going to as a kid only to have their Zizzling Rice Soup.
Sadly, they closed in the early 90s..
does anyone remember that place?
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Old 05-25-2015, 12:35 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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We used to go to a Chinese place in LA on Pico near the old San Francisco Saloon Company that had great deepfried whole fish. Think it was the Shanghai something . .Gone now. I think the first Chinese food I ever had was in the SF Chinatown on Grant at the Nam Yuen. Don't know if it's still there or not.
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Old 05-25-2015, 06:34 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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My husbands favorite is in our small town, China Garden Buffet. Foods always fresh, good quality and options. He loves chinese food!
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:41 PM
 
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We've got a bunch of really good ones including all you can eat buffets. For a Chinese restaurant to be worth anything they have to have good pork/shrimp egg-rolls, pork egg foo young, crab rangoon, beef chop suey, chicken chow mein, seafood delight, cashew chicken, coconut chicken, Chinese pepper steak and egg-drop soup.
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Old 05-25-2015, 08:28 PM
 
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A tiny hole in the wall place back in Miami. The menu was in Chinese but my friends would order for me. The chef there was from the Szechuan (butchering the spelling!) region and his food was SPICY but soooo delicious. When I went by myself, I had my highlighted menu with me and point to it. And soon they got to know me and would just nod as I walked in and give me tea while I waited. I felt honored. lol I miss that place, it was really good.

Edited to add: Sichuan!
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:23 AM
 
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Panda Express.

Also a dim sum restaurant in downtown L.A. Chinatown, will try to remember name.
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Old 05-26-2015, 04:59 AM
 
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Chef Chu's in Los Altos, CA! Been there 45 yrs and still excellent - Bay Area favorite.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Forgot about Chef Chu's! They are great!
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