MSP: Keefer Court Bakery is now serving meals!
I learned this afternoon (from Jeremy Iggers' blog at The Rake) that Keefer Court Bakery is making cooked dishes again, so I rushed right down for dinner. Oldsters like me and Jeremy fondly remember their Cantonese-style cooking from years ago. I was happy to hear the news of the restaurant's revivial, and even happier to learn that the food is as good as it ever was - maybe even better.
Mr. Tastebud and I had Fried Sea Bass on Baby Bok Choy (tonight's special) and String Beans with Diced Black Mushooms, Minced Pork, and Dried Shrimp. Both were delicious - simple, fresh, and well prepared. The sea bass was especially wonderful - it melted in my mouth. For dessert, we each had a butterfly cookie (puff pastry with sugar, like a palmier).
This place is small (5 tables), very casual, and inexpensive. The menu has lots of noodle dishes, soups, and "rice plates" as well as a handful of stir-fried dishes. And they have BBQ meats (chicken, duck, and pork). This place isn't gourmet or fancy - this is simple food, and reminds me of the little places I ate at when I was in Hong Kong.
For a semi-official review, see Mr. Iggers' blog entry:
I think I'll be back for lunch tomorrow...
Keefer Court Bakery & Cafe
326 Cedar Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55454
Try hard even if it's just for the filled buns - really good cheap eats! The buns are a buck-ten per and delicious. the wintermelon cookies/cakes are as well. As for the rest, I remember the meal menus from years back (thank you Anne for the heads up!) and the flavors were pretty good. Hope they still are. (MSPD, can't wait to try the new Dinkytown place you posted on.º