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Jan 24, 2014 09:28 AM

Mu shu pork

Can anybody recommend a good restaurant for mu shu pork? I live in the Anderson area, so the closer the better, but willing to drive. Surprisingly hard to find.

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  1. Chinatown - Mopac near Far West/Greystone. Pretty close!

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    1. re: Rene

      Thank you! I always forget about Chinatown, since it's off the beaten path. Tried it tonight with very satisfactory results.

    2. Ho Ho I35 for all your pork and needs. FTW

      1. I'm not an expert on that dish, but my lady gets that every time we take out from Sea Dragon (Ohlen / 183) and we both enjoy it every time.

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        1. re: slowcoooked

          Even closer than Chinatown. I'll give it a try next time I get the craving. Thanks!

          1. re: Oliver Oyl


            Sea Dragon's 2013 health inspection scores were dreadful.
            Do they not care?

            Ho Ho's have been consistently better.

            1. re: sweet100s

              Yeah I saw that. I've eaten there probably 100 times in 9 years (i live blocks from there and Din Ho and haven't ever been blown away with food genius, but also haven't ever had anything but solid experiences with food freshness / cleanliness). Their less recent scores were high, so I wonder what the "issues" were. The austin site doesn't seem to specify. The bathrooms, for example, have always been atrocious and many times soapless. Curiously, La Condesa and Lamberts were 61 and 62 in 2013, Perry's earned a 66, Roaring Fork downtown a 70. No excuses for Sea Dragon's 69, but damn. A lot of our oft recommended joints are failing this test miserably. Perla's is 72, and Mr. Natural at 71 always sucks it up and unsurprisingly sickens folks.

              1. re: slowcoooked

                Sunflower and Central Market are in the running.

                1. re: rudeboy

                  Oh, my bad. I was talking about the restrooms. At Sunflower, someone has edited the the sign to say "Employees Must Wash Hands Before Returning to Wok." I know that's racist, but still funny.

              2. re: sweet100s

                I don't know if Mu Shu is on the menu but the Chinese food at TC Noodle House has always been solid. It's in China town. Only problem is some the dishes can't really get described since the employees don't tend to speak English. They have some really unique noodle dishes there.