Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dim Sum In Frankfurt

 Considering that this Chinese restaurant is located in the courtyard behind the Westin in downtown Frankfurt, you'd epect it to be packed with upscale business people.  It's not.  It's packed with Asian people looking for a taste of home.  This means that you're not going to get your usual Western/American selection of watered down Chinese food, but authentic stuff!  Authentic it was, even though Andreas was disappointed they didn't put any milk in his Thai tea.  All the food was spicy; the noodles were very glutenous and sticky, and there were things on the menu we never would have thought to eat.  It was a wonderful experience, fairly inexpensive for western Europe, and the staff was very friendly and helpful with our ignorance.  If you get the chance to go, do so!
 This dish was basically hot sauce over some vegetable-stuffed very jelly-like noodles.  
I think the roast duck was the best dish we had.  It was wonderfully moist and crispy at the same time.  It was served with pork also.
This mushroom and chicken dish comes steaming hot to the table, and the waitress warned us not to open the lid for at least three minutes.  She came back to do that for us.  It wasn't nearly as spicy as some other things, but each item had its own distinct flavor.
We -thought- we didn't order any shrimp, but it came anyway in the chicken and noodle dish.  These noodles tasted much better than the noodle slabs used as wrappings above, and, avoiding the shrimp, the rest tasted a lot like what you'd get in a western Chinese restaurant.

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