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Hungrierthanever Nov 8, 2010 06:59 AM

I'm staying in Laurel, working with a medium size budget what food does the area have to offer?

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    elledeepea Nov 8, 2010 07:20 AM

    Check out Tamipico Grill for good tex-mex and cocktails.

    1. woodleyparkhound Nov 8, 2010 07:41 AM

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7452...

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        flavrmeistr Nov 8, 2010 10:46 AM

        Grace Garden in Odenton. No cocktails or even beer, but some seriously good Sichuan and Taiwanese food. That's pretty close to Laurel. There's also a barbecue place of long standing on S. US1 in Laurel that's pretty decent, but I can't remember the name.

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        Grace Garden
        1690 Annapolis Rd, Odenton, MD

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          dpan Nov 8, 2010 04:12 PM

          GG is mostly Cantonese and Sichuanese. Not much Taiwanese stuff on the menu, if at all.

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            flavrmeistr Nov 8, 2010 04:32 PM

            The chef is from Taiwan, isn't he? Wasn't he a banquet chef over there? Isn't that where he came up with those crazy-good fish noodles? Do I have him confused with some other Asian genius? Dr. No, perhaps? I dunno....maybe I dreamed the whole thing.

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              dpan Nov 8, 2010 05:37 PM

              Chef Li is from Hong Kong. They are very Cantonese, believe me. When I was there, he and his wife had a long chat with my wife and I in Cantonese about the food they could make for customers. He may have worked a stint in Taiwan. Nothing unusual in that many HK chefs go work in Taiwan for awhile. But his repertoire is definitely classic Hong Kong Cantonese and Sichuanese cooking.

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                flavrmeistr Nov 9, 2010 06:48 AM

                Thanks for clearing that up. Is the fish noodle thing a traditional dish, or one of his creations? What about those puffy little tofu "purses"?

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