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2slices Feb 23, 2010 08:05 AM

Mainly wondering if anyone had fish head. When I first went a couple weeks after they opened I was a bit disappointed to see they cut it into large chunks instead of splaying it. Otherwise the taste was great. Sounds nit picky but it's so much nicer to be able to pick meat off the whole head, saving the best parts for last.

Has anyone had those wild chinese mushrooms there? No idea what they are, but they're brown and string and a bit chewy. Dryer than a standard mushroom.

Any other favs there? I'm gonna head back soon.

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    Daniel76 Mar 24, 2010 05:10 AM

    i went there recently and had a blow out dinner. The ginger scallion lobster was very good.. The fried crab was awesome..They have this eggplant dish that comes with pork and a little egg.. The eggplant is covered in a miso glaze or something sweet.. it might have been better than the lobster and crab.. Fish heads were wonderful.. Another dish I had only recently was the wate spinach bottoms with dried shrimp heads.. This was a wonderful dish that went well in an omelette the next day.. I think this place is just awesome.

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      buttertart Mar 24, 2010 06:01 AM

      The eggplant with salted duck egg was one of the dishes we had. Terrific.

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        2slices Mar 25, 2010 09:00 AM

        was the fish head served whole? How spicy was it?

      2. buttertart Mar 22, 2010 07:22 AM

        Was there with a group yesterday - had a spectacular meal - so much so that after we left to go shopping at the Great Wall supermarket across the street (love it there too) we went back and had more of their pickled cabbage, the tea-smoked duck which was the best I've ever had outside Asia, and the slippery tofu - 2" squares of fresh doufu in a thin spicy red sauce with scallions. More on the main event later. The place is not only not slipping, I think it's even better than it was last summer.

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          fredid Mar 24, 2010 05:08 AM

          Here's the link to buttertart's spectacular description!

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6126...

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            buttertart Mar 24, 2010 06:01 AM

            Thanks fredid! It was THAT good.

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          Pookipichu Feb 23, 2010 11:48 AM

          I ate there recently and it was wonderful as usual. Ordered many. many dishes. Hunan House is one of my favorite restaurants.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/687938

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            2slices Mar 2, 2010 09:16 AM

            am I the only one interested in Fish Head?

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              Joe MacBu Mar 2, 2010 10:01 AM

              I liked their fish head when they first opened. Unlike you, I liked that the head was chopped open - the chunks of exposed flesh were fairly large. The flesh I pick off a whole head just aren't as rewarding.

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                ChiefHDB Mar 2, 2010 11:34 AM

                Does anyone have a pic of the fish head in chunks? When I went we were served a half head like this:

                 
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                  2slices Mar 3, 2010 12:32 PM

                  ooooh that's how I want it.

                  @ Joe MacBu - I find it's easier to get all the meat off when it's whole, there's lots of goodness under the bones, and when it's chopped you can't tell what's what. Harder to save the best for last.

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                    Joe MacBu Mar 3, 2010 11:49 PM

                    The chopped up head they used to serve must have come from a giant fish. The chunks were like 1.5 inches per side and had big nuggets of meat inside - very easy to eat. They must use very different fish for the two prep styles.

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                      ChiefHDB Mar 4, 2010 04:07 AM

                      Thanks for the clarification Joe.

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                        2slices Mar 4, 2010 04:15 AM

                        yeah they were big pieces, I still like it whole. Fish heads I've had in china are huge and served whole. Just my preference. The iron dish below is at least 24" across.

                         
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