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Ferry building tea house beef stew?

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chowhoundX Jan 15, 2006 12:03 PM

I noticed that the tea house (Imperial Tea House or something?) is serving a beef stew during lunchtime. A sign also promoted a beef and noodles dish. Has anyone tried these?

  1. Morton the Mousse Feb 15, 2007 02:55 PM

    If it's anything like the beef stew served at Imperial Tea Court's location in Berkeley it is delicious. I'll be eating some for dinner tonight.

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      MargotB Feb 15, 2007 02:56 PM

      Let us know if it is still as good as OP stated.

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        Morton the Mousse Feb 15, 2007 03:05 PM

        Sorry if I wasn't clear. I've had the beef noodle at Imperial Tea in Berkeley 10-15 times. It is as wonderful as the OP claims.

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          rworange Feb 15, 2007 09:15 PM

          What is the update on Imperial Tea, Morton. What else have you tried that you like? What should be avoided. By now they should be settlled down. It might be time to get over there again.

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            Morton the Mousse Feb 15, 2007 10:05 PM

            My favorites are the beef noodle, tea broth pork wonton, and green onion pancake, in that order. The food is simple and soothing, though still very flavorful. The potstickers are also pretty good. The rice dishes are weaker. Don't bother with the hand pulled noodles. Tea service is OK, but notably better at Teance.

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      theSauce Jan 15, 2006 02:18 PM

      From the sounds of it they might be serving Niu Rou Mein? Taiwanese style beef noodle soup.

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        chowhoundX Jan 18, 2006 04:44 PM

        That's exactly what it is. I went and had some today and it was fantastic. (Unschooled in chinese noodle soup, I don't know how authentic it is, however.) It looks like a small bowl, but the noodles are denslely packed and just oozing with the thick "broth" (it was almost more a sauce) which contains tea according to the sign. I am so full now. The beef was soft and fatty. I recommend this dish big-time.

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          MargotB Feb 15, 2007 02:51 PM

          Wish I'd read this earlier. Got the Spicy pork noodles instead -- a strange dish with ground pork & noodles in broth with lots of chii oil, and diced carrots -- not good. Any other food recommendations here?

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