Dinner at a Szechuan restaurant. Check out my friend’s site for Japanese review.
“String” tofu salad. Boiled gyoza.
Mapo tofu. Clear soup with meatballs.
Steamed chicken. Stir-fried vegetables.
Bang bang ji – Szechuan spicy chicken Salad. Fried prawn.
Stir-fried potato. Stir-fried Konjac.
The staff offered to add boiled beansprout to the leftover bang bang ji to make a salad.
Pork cooked in spicy sauce. The sauce is delicious, especially eaten with rice. Though there is not that much pork inside.
Tan Tan noodles, with sauce or without sauce. I had the one without soup at the original restaurant before(see tag), so I tried the one with soup. I like the one with soup better. The portion of the noodles is smaller for each person as we shared, so I could finish and enjoy it before getting tired of the taste.
Almond pudding. Black sesame dumplings.
The food is spicy but is actually okay. Other than the non-spicy dishes, every dish is seasoned with Szechuan pepper. I like mapo tofu, steamed chicken, fried prawn and pork in spicy sauce(you can choose beef or chicken too). I think the food is not bad, and the price is reasonable for Tokyo. But I can’t help feeling that Chinese food ought to be more generous with ingredients and cheaper…
Menu(J): 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
栄児家庭料理 本郷店 (Ron-a-ru)
Add: 3-15-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku
Bairan yakisoba. Fried noodles with onion, beansprout, chinese chives, pork, perfectly made with a crispy egg crust on top. Slightly spicy and very delicious! I should have taken pics of the noodles underneath…but too lazy! The original shop is in Yokohama. This branch in Shibuya is very conveniently located on Dougenzaka and has very good service(for a shabby chinese restaurant!).
Add: 2-9-1 Dougenzaka, Shibuya-ku
Appetizer plate, dunno how to translate…beef pate-ish thing was nice, smoked duck had pork paste on top. Very good.
Shredded chicken with sesame mousse. Shark fin raddish potage soup.
Pork ear dumplings. Sea cucumber, bamboo shoot and onion.
Prawn, broccoli and cauliflower, X.O. sauce. Beef cheek meat chinese wine stew.
Beef and lettuce fried rice. Love it.
Almond brulee, lychee sorbet, with tapioca. Almond tofu.
Additional comments: Five of us to share. The food is not very typical chinese, especially the shredded chicken that comes with so much salad. Taste is very light, little salt, little oil, but the sauce is thick and heavy. About 6000yen per person.. proper chinese food in Japan is not cheap really.