We were actually looking for dumplings but fell into Deli Mandarin
Lunch got very late yesterday - almost 3pm. Went into the strip mall south of New Concept and headed towards Mama's Dumplings when we heard a cry from Deli Mandarin. It was the owner of Gourmet Delight, a very underated restaurant up the street where we often go for lunch. He called, come in here, its great. Then he proceeded to order for us. He told us that this was Sansei (??) food from a province south west of Mongolia. Whatever - the food was so different - and very delicious. We had hand cut noodle dish, seafood soup with the fish heads, huge plate of greens, shrimp in scrambled eggs, cold peppery tripe and the ultimate compliment - you don't eat like Caucasians. "John" the Chef made all the dishes specially and then sat down at the next table to eat his own lunch and receive compliments. Fun day. This must be the last place, or one of them, on earth to have a $3.95 lunch. Easy parking. Cost of above, $22 plus tip. Cash only.
Deli Mandarin (needs a newer catchy name in English)
South of New Concept in a strip mall
Shrimp with Scambled Eggs is served in lots of places in China, but I never had it there as good as it is everyday at Ocean Star, right here - undercooked eggs, barely cooked shrimp, the right touch of sesame oil, cooked in lard.
I've had dishes of it in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Yunaan, Beijing, Szechuan and Shangri La (it is a strange passion of mine to try it anywhere served). It is called what sounds like Wa" Ton Har Yen" in Mandarin and "Wa Ton Shar Yen" in Cantonese (but maybe its the other way 'round, I can never remember).
IS it shaanxi or shanxi food? Heavy noodling has shanxi dishes as well.
i've had scrambled egg dishes in the north of china. are they really a southern specialty?
if it's really shaanxi food, i wonder if they have paomo - a lamb and bread soup - think a watery lambish panzanella.