Here’s what I got for a recent lunch when I was feeling especially hungry. The 3 selection lunch combo + white rice for $4.75. The selection was particularly good this day. I got salt and pepper shrimp, fried whole fish, and mixed veggies (no bell pepper in my portion! woo hoo!).
Everything was really good and I was tempted to get another fish dish, but was also craving some simply cooked and fresh veggies. I found out I really like lotus root (the half circle things with holes in them) – really crunchy, kind of like a mild carrot. Kind of. And the bean curd sheets were also pleasant. They sopped up a lot of sauce/flavor.
The whole fish was a delight. Crisply fried and it tasted like a buttery white fish (more from the frying than the actual fish, I am thinking) I’m not sure if it was beheaded, but the only leftovers I had were the spine and tail. Heh heh. I was really hungry that day. It also had crispy bits of garlic. Yummy.
Salt and Pepper shrimp were delicious as ever. I might prefer the head over the tails, even. They just had a more pungent flavor (in a good way).
Since I was feeling especially hungry, I also got a steamed pork bun. I kind of balked at the price ($0.90), but once I got it I knew why they charged so much. It was huge! Like a softball, huge. It was kept in a steamer/warmer tray as well, and was very fresh. The pork was okay, I’m not sure if I’d get it again, though. A little too sweet/saucy for me.
Just to show you, this thing was really big. The diameter was bigger than my finger! I like these meals at the Asian Supermarket’s hot bar for simple, authentic/comforting Chinese food. They really make you feel good if you’re sick, missing family, or just want a good little meal without having to buy each meal separately.