Dishes at Chengdu 1 in Cedar Grove
I recently tried Chengdu 1 and was amazed. I had the lamb ribs coated with pepper, and double cooked pork. Any recommendations for must try dishes at this gem?
89 Pompton Ave, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009
I usually concentrate on sea foods, whole fish in particular. .. they also do a nice job with vegetables. Dumplings or Wontons for appetizers. Tofu for sides. Their cold prepared offal is very authentic. Anything Salt & Pepper.
Their *Ants Climbing A Tree* is a signature dish.
You've already had 2 favorites of mine, but I'll add
I crave their Hot and Spicy Jumbo Prawns (note: NOT s&p) if I don't get them on a semi-regular basis...
Lamb in Special Pepper Sauce
Sauteed Snow Pea Tips
Spicy Baby Wontons
Sausage and Leeks
Shredded Potato (looks like nothing, but wait 'til you taste it!)
2nd the Ants on a Tree
That ought to get you started...! :-) There's a long thread on here that mentions plenty of other dishes--stand by for a link.
ETA: I lied.
The good link is here: http://www.tommyeats.com/tommyeats/20...
What I remember enjoying last time:
AS3. 担担面 Dan Dan Noodle w. Chili Sauce 5.25
AS5. 红油炒手 Spicy Baby Wontons 5.25
AS10. 红油肚片 Pig’s Tripe w. Chili Oil 7.25
V9. 麻婆豆腐 Ma Po Tofu (w. or w/o. minced pork) 10.55
H12. 香辣兔片 Spicy Rabbit Fillet w. Chili Sauce 14.95
And also check out their specials..last time we got a big pot of chili oil/sauce with slices of fish in it...delicious!
I especially love their mapo tofu and spicy baby wontons...so good!
I ate at this place on Sunday night as part of a Meetup group. The group's owner was knowledgeable about the menu, and we ordered a variety of dishes. The reviews on Yelp had me a little leery, but the food was FANTASTIC. What a plethora of flavors and textures (and some nice heat). I've since realized to take Yelp reviews with a grain or two of salt.