This restaurant came to me from a recommendation from Kitchen Table. I had hints that it was a little more modern in technique than normal Chinese restaurants. I went online to check out their website and secured a counter (“bar seat”) reservation for dinner via an email exchange (They are also on OpenTable.com).
I had a front-row seat into the kitchen, which I liked. The chef was often just on the other side working, so we chatted from time to time. You can order a la carte, or you can go with a “Taste of China” Tasting menu. I, of course, went with the tasting menu. However, I decided I didn’t want wine with dinner, so I just had jasmine tea.
Before the menu courses began, I was presented with some snacks. These included a sesame seed cracker, (on the plate) barbequed pork jerky, pickled cucumber, pickled vegetables and satay sauce, (in the bowl) jellyfish, smoked duck and sesame seeds – different flavors and textures to get started.
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