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Definitely going back with friends - Review by Llysa H | Jade Garden

Jade Garden


Definitely going back with friends 9/28/2006

My husband and I went to Jade garden last night on the recommendation of a Chinese friend who eats there several times a week - we were flying blind, as she is a dim sum fan, but she had also spoken of their noodles. When we arrived, we were unsure they were open, as the restaurant was empty, but it was 9:30 on a Wednesday night, and they advertise being open until 2:30 am. The solo waiter eventually peeked out, then quickly made us comfortable, and brought us freshly brewed tea. We ordered the house special chow mein, but with chow fun noodles instead, and thinking that might not be enough, we also ordered salt and pepper squid. Boy, were we wrong! The noodles came out heaped in a pyrex pie dish, nearly overflowing with chicken, bbq pork, shrimp, squid, a few scallops and beautiful bok choy. The waiter had merely mentioned the bbq pork, chicken and 'seafood'. His understatement might have been due to uncertainty about the cooks whim, but we were delighted. Then arrived the salt and pepper squid: almost a tempura batter lightness, and it had been with salt, green onion, garlic and jalapeno peppers. Absolutely stunning flavor and texture. Very addictive to the tooth and tongue. And together the dishes were waaay to much for two people to eat, even though we were hungry. A few other tables arrived while we were there, filled with native Chinese speakers, who ordered Peking duck, and something that looked interestingly yummy, although we couldn't identify quite what it was. The leftovers were great this morning. And I will be calling my friend for more specific suggestions. I was very happy in my experience, and looking forward to returning. more
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