#umamiPar🍻 Chinese for 3 for my birthday!
Beef Chop Suey, Pork Rib Tips in Black Bean Sauce | Chicken & Black Mushroom, Chicken & Sweet Corn and Chicken Wonton Soups.
Taurus Garden Restaurant
Estimated 5,475 Inc tax (I wasn't allowed to see the bill 😁) So this place has been around for a while now; upstairs in Sovereign North.
Pork Rib Tips are one of my fave pork cuts ever. You're playing Russian roulette with nuggets of tender, flavourful pork and the same nuggets but with a bit of that tough white gristle hidden inside. Why on earth would anyone want to risk biting the tough gristle?! Cuz I'm the type that leaves no bones on the average plate that's why! Yes, my close friends get to stare in horror as they literally hear me attempt to chew the gristle with the most self satisfied upturned eyes. Bad table manners aside... It's all the goodness of ribs without the long bones and u can easily discard the gristle because you're probably a better person than I. As for this meal, I like my rib tips in Black Bean spicy. This was very VERY mild, but otherwise as soft and flavourful as you can wish for!
I love vegetables. I really wanted Beef in szechuan sauce (super spicy) but then there'd be no veggies on the table. So the compromise was Beef Chop Suey with an order that it came spicy... Now, there were three Asian (ish) ppl at the table and somehow they seemed to feel like we were bluffing about the spice. A side of pepper was verily requested. But the EXCELLENT news about this place is... The Chop Suey did not skimp on the good veggies. A respectable amount of broccoli, snow peas and straw mushrooms were in the mix to my absolute, yes I did not get ripped off by a sit and behave nice restaurant, delight!
The soups were standardly executed. No complaints there (we added pepper soy mix to our hearts content). So all in all, the veggies were the highlight of an otherwise solid meal. Though I didn't see the bill, the menu prices are reasonable for dine in Chinese, definitely not on the too high end of the scale. Give em a try! 👅
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