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Kitty B. Jan 15, 2002 07:33 PM

Meeting a friend for dinner at Ton Kiang tomorrow--and since there's been a lot of discussion here about the importance of "ordering right" in Chinese restaurants--anything we should be sure to try ? I know Hakka is their specialty--what should we look for? Thanks!!

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    Melanie Wong RE: Kitty B. Jan 15, 2002 07:38 PM

    With the caveat that I haven't been to the current location of Ton Kiang, two Hakka dishes that are musts are the salt-baked chicken and a choice from the dishes that are cooked in "wine" (shrimp, chicken, squid, etc.).

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      Limster RE: Kitty B. Jan 15, 2002 07:43 PM

      Stuffed tofu is very typical Hakka cooking.

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        Melanie Wong RE: Limster Jan 15, 2002 07:46 PM

        Also, seafood and various casseroles cooked in clay pots.

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        Han Lukito RE: Kitty B. Jan 15, 2002 07:48 PM

        I recommend Steamed Bacon with Dried Mustard Greens.

        Our family always ordered this one. It's fatty but delicious.

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          Peter Yee RE: Han Lukito Jan 16, 2002 09:28 PM

          Fatty? That's an understatement. But incredibly good. Easily my favorite dish. I just love the way the meat melts in your mouth. I've never been able to get it to work at home.

          -Peter

          Link: http://chowhound.safeshopper.com

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          Richard Magary RE: Kitty B. Jan 15, 2002 08:09 PM

          To balance the "major" stuff, I recommend TK's sauteed pea vines which are still light and crunchy and have LOTS of garlic

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            samtheman RE: Richard Magary Jan 16, 2002 10:46 PM

            yes, the pea greens or the chinese watercress. But they MUST be ordered with the "fu yu" (sp?).

            And make sure you have plenty of that green salsa stuff, as soon as you order, ask for more.

            I also like their fried sea bass. Any seafood is a good bet.

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