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Jul 31, 2006 04:08 PM

Congee Village

hi friends! going to congee village tonight and am so excited! i know my fellow chowhounds are fans, but as i am predicting a vast menu, wondering if there are any suggestions? i like straightforward dishes, not too many ingredients or heavy sauces... thanks :)

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  1. I like the congee with squid & ginger, which sound to me like pretty straighforward ingredients and flavors (if you care for porridge in this weather). And if you like to drink cosmospolitans, theirs are surprising good and inexpensive--don't know if the ingredients counts as too many ingredients! have fun.

    1. love the veg congee - it has gingko nuts...
      also dig the veggie dumplings, the scallion pancakes and the sweet potato buns.

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      1. re: piccola

        Yeah, the scallion pancakes, which are not so common in H.K.-style places, are really great there.

        The only time I had duck's tongue was at C.V. I was unprepared for the bone!

      2. If baby bok choi is available, get it.

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        1. re: Peter Cherches

          Seconded. I always get that--it helps me feel better about eating a huge greasy meal.

          Soup dumplings are a can't-fail bet, as are the casseroles.

        2. house special chicken and salt pepper squid are good!

          1. I always just stick to the congee (which seems like an obvious move, but you'd be surprised at how many people ignore it). That said, get the lobster congee and avoid the oyster congee.