Mustard flavored dishes
After several years of longing for NY style eggrolls, it's now occurring to me that half the fun is the spicy mustard you dip them into to. I've come across two dishes in the East Bay that have a strong mustard flavor, and I love them both. The first is the double skin noodles at Great China (currently closed due to a fire) and the second is the mustard calamari at Spices III.
Are there any common dishes or restaurant specialties (Chinese otherwise) that I should try out?
I lucked into a mustard dish during lunch at Ohghane today. The "Hey Noodles" ( hwe naeng myun ) are served with a side bottle of mustard sauce that adds a nice nasal spicyness to the mouth spiciness of the dish's gochujang.
The dish contains raw skate, which tastes fine, but I had to ask the server how to eat it. The meat is impossible to separate from the cartilage so you're supposed to chew and swallow everything. I didn't have a problem with the smaller pieces of cartilage, but the larger ones were too much for me to handle.