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May 29, 2007 03:13 PM

Pu Pu platter

Sometimes I love Uchi, sometimes Vespaio - but lately I really want a pu pu platter and a scorpion bowl. I'm old enough not to know the student haunts - anyone have suggestions where one can get a classic sterno-burning, shrimp chip, BBQ rib and crab rangoon special in the Austin area. For me, paper umbrellas are a must!

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  1. I forget the name of the place, but there is Chines restaurant on Far West that my kids used to really like, especially for the pu pu platter.

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    1. re: TroyTempest

      Are you maybe thinking of China Sea, troytempest? That is the only chinese joint i ever remember being on far west when i used to live over there a few years back. also nearby was China house on greystone dr. and then peony on balcones; maybe you're thinking of one of those? I've never been particularly partial to those places, but i remember enjoying old school PuPu platters at a place called Twin Lion on braker lane. It's a little place tucked away in the shopping center with the huge HEB just off the highway, and to this day they also happen to serve the best sesame chicken I ever had in austin. Crispy on the outside, lean meat, sauce a nice balance of sweet and tangy, not soggy...but I digress. I remember enjoying pu pu platters there very much, but that was, say 7 years ago. The only items I've eaten there recently are straight up Szechuan style dishes.

      1. re: femmenikita

        Thanks - I can't find anything on line about China Sea (which does exist in that area) - is there anything more Polynesian and less Chinese???

      2. re: TroyTempest

        Is it Chinatown? Close to Far West, but not really. I love their pu pu platter.

        1. re: chowin

          It might be China Sea. I forgot to ask my wife last night, but it's not ChinaTown.

      3. Chinatown on Bee Caves has a pu pu platter FYI

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