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Oct 10, 2013 09:07 AM

Good Mu Shu Pork in Delaware?

I've recently moved to Newark, DE, and would love to get some recommendations for good Chinese fare in general, and good mu shu pork in particular. The kind I'm craving has the slivers of bamboo shoots and is accompanied with plum sauce.

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  1. This area doesn't have great Chinese. Bamboo House in the big shopping center in Newark is probably the best one.

    Penang is the Shops at Louviers is OK enough SE Asian.

    A new place worth a look is Skipjack in the same shopping center. Not Chinese even a little bit though.

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    1. re: sal_acid

      Thanks! Do you know of any that would be a fairly easy drive away? i.e., not hours and hours, but a nice day trip from Newark?
      I appreciate the Skipjack recommendation and info for the Chinese restaurants; I'll give them a try.

      1. re: janetlorraine

        Han Dynasty in Philly is fine szechuan eating. Morimoto in Philly is, well, Morimoto. Zillion good places up there. Check out the Philadelphia board.

    2. Janet - welcome to Newark! Yi Palace in the Park & Shop Shopping Center on Elkton RD (AKA South Main St) doesn't have Mu Shu Pork but it does have excellent Chinese food. I especially love the scallion pancakes and the Chinese meatballs which are made from pork. My Chinese students say the food is the best in town. There are a lot of things on the menu that I haven't seen anywhere else. For example, a few days ago one of the specials was stuffed fish stomach. They also do have most of the usual Chinese restaurant items - but not Mu Shu Pork.

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      1. re: Fiona

        We just ate Yi Palace in Newark and it was a bad meal. Gen Tso chicken was so overcooked that it was hard to eat and fried dumplings were only 1/4 filled with a pellet of unseasoned meat. Perhaps what I ordered was too Americanized for the kitchen to care...but that was one sad meal I just had.

        1. re: sal_acid

          Sal - I am sorry that you had a bad meal. I always take making a recommendation very seriously. I have never had either dish that you mentioned so I believe that they were bad. I don't think it was just a bad night since the staff always seems to be the same. The only thing I have had there that I didn't care for was chicken fried rice which seemed sparsely populated with chicken.
          Again I am sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal

          1. re: Fiona

            I bet the other stuff is better. I suspect that the cooks don't much like Genl Tso.

      2. IMHO, the best Chinese is a place at the shore: Confucius 57 Wilmington Ave in Rehoboth Beach. And yes, they have Mu Shu Pork.