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Captain J's Restaurant in Raleigh

sierrarot328i May 30, 2014 02:52 PM

Hey folks,

Gonna start a new thread here as the old one is getting too long...

Captain J's is expanding its Chinese menu. They have recently hired a new chef who specializes in Shanghai Style Cuisine. Earlier today a few of us went over there to try out some of the new items:

1. Fried Pork Potstickers. Handmade by chef. Thin dough and full of meat!

2. Tian Jing Spicy Cabbage. Sweet and a bit spicy.

3. Braised Wheat Gluten. Wheat gluten chunks with shiitake and bamboo in a sweet sauce. Some of us felt its a bit too sweet.

4. Braised Pork Shanks. Really tender. Fell off the bone easily with the chopsticks.

5. Beef noodle soup. Pretty much the same as before but they now use a different cut of beef (brisket).

We did not and could not try them all! For those of you who are adventurous, they have sea cucumber!

Perhaps we need to have another Chow-meet over there...

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    TerryG RE: sierrarot328i Jun 2, 2014 07:24 AM

    Chow-meet sounds good.

    1. Tehama RE: sierrarot328i Jun 4, 2014 11:33 AM

      Ohhh- thank you for the update! Delicious!

      1. panthur RE: sierrarot328i Jun 18, 2014 08:29 AM

        I've gotten copies of the new menus from sierraot via email:

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        1. re: panthur
          rockycat RE: panthur Jun 18, 2014 08:54 AM

          Wow! The menu us legible now. Loses a bit of the charm, though. :-)

          I seriously never knew that they had jamaica. I absolutely love that stuff. I just don't know how well itt goes with Chinese food, though.

          1. re: rockycat
            sierrarot328i RE: rockycat Jun 18, 2014 12:48 PM

            Jamaica pairs well with the pig feet.... Lol

            The new Chinese menu will roll out as soon as the owner gets the three page plastic menu binders...

            Aren't we all getting sick of circling stuff?

          2. re: panthur
            burgeoningfoodie RE: panthur Jun 18, 2014 12:51 PM

            Looks good! Feh to the american menu. Tripe, pigs ear and dim sum offerings! If this doesn't take off in N. Raleigh.. well I'm sorry. I often feel like N. Raleigh gets left off the map in foodie places but I'm also not from that area and maybe talking out of the side of my mouth.

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