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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Some like it hot...

Pork dumplings with vinegar / jiaozi
Dry-fried string beans with minced pork and chilli / ganbian sijidou

Beef in 'extremely spicy sauce' / shuizhu niurou

Aubergine in spicy fish sauce / yuxiang qiezi
 LOCATION: New China, Chinatown, London
DRINK: Tsingtao beer
WE THINK: Spicy and yummy it burns my tummy! New China is a decent pick for sichuanese and north-Chinese food and reasonably priced. The shuizhu niurou was authentic with lots of sichuan peppers and came in a bowl so big you could easily fit your head inside it. The jiaozi (dumplings) were freshly made to order and served piping hot. The filling was so tasty and the skin so smooth it made us jump with joy and think of spring festival in China.
OUR TIP: If you can't find any of the above dishes on the menu, you probably got given the 'Western' menu. Ask again.

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