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Dec 28, 2007 03:59 PM

Forget the bad reviews, head to P*ONG ASAP

Went last night to P*ong with my mom after reading some mixed reviews on here (people said that for each course, they either hated it or loved it). Every course was excellent, and all of them exceeded expectations. Had the Suite Menu (tasting, 8 courses, $63) -- all close to perfect. From the chinese pumpkin/squash soup to the anise-filo with artic char to the final dessert (of three) of chocolate cake and best-sorbet-at-a-restaurant-ever passion fruit sorbet with passion fruit seeds ...AMAZING.

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  1. Loved P*ong as well. Everything on the menu had a sweet element, including items listed as savory, but not an overwhelming sweetness. The flavors were very well balanced. We had cauliflower soup (with chestnut puree and truffle oil) to start. I enjoyed the truffle oil, otherwise it is a little on the bland side... My b/f's favorite was the Berkshire pork. I really liked the duck (will try to recreate it at home). I liked the Foie Gras tacos (nut encrusted chocolate tuille with foie gras mousse) from the "sweet and savory" section, but this is definitely a dessert. This dish might have benefited from a stronger foie gras flavor, and I didn't enjoy the spicy jam, otherwise it's really quite good as a dessert. A must try dessert is the warm date cake, and the pineapple tiramisu is my personal favorite.

    The place is tiny, so be prepared to wait a bit. I went on a Friday night and the place was packed 9:30 - 11pm, but it was odd how the place completely emptied out at 11pm.