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What to Order at Qingdao Garden this evening?

Swankalicious Nov 5, 2012 01:15 PM

I am treating myself to a little QG this evening since the Swank family is away. I plan to stuff myself silly while watching embarrassing things on TV. Usually I get dumplings, beef flour pie, and kung pao chicken, but I'm feeling frisky. I want something authentic, off their adventure menu, preferably very spicy and possibly stewy. My favorite dish of all time is tendon in chili garlic sauce -- when done right. Not sure if they offer this. Also love *anything* in black bean sauce, most sinus-clearing dishes, and odd or unusual meats. Please advise!! My future heartburn thanks you.

  1. Dave MP Nov 5, 2012 01:26 PM

    Their cumin lamb is really good, so if that's something you might like, get that!

    Otherwise, I actually think the dumplings are the way to go. You could ask for them to be pan-fried, which makes them even better.

    1. Bob Dobalina Nov 5, 2012 01:31 PM

      Check this thread, and these posts on the spicy chicken in particular -


      You might also consider getting the nam kao tod from Rod Dee, which I found very spicy and definitely qualifies in the odd meat category -

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        dfan Nov 5, 2012 03:31 PM

        If you want something spicy and stewy, I highly recommend the boiled fish fillet in fiery sauce.

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          ebaba Nov 5, 2012 03:58 PM

          We love the shredded pork with pickled vegetables. The dumplings don't wow me but I'm starting to realize I only really love XLB.

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          1. re: ebaba
            Swankalicious Nov 5, 2012 04:01 PM

            Well, I ended up getting takeout from Golden Garden instead (closer to the Swank Estate). I'll let you know how it turns out: got spicy tendon in garlic sauce and fish filet with chinese cabbage, also in spicy chile sauce.

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