Yet another San Dong dish, but in HQ this time. Instead of the noodles I got the rice dish this time. Steamed white rice, fried chicken, braised egg, steamed broccoli, and a meat sauce (rou zhao that happens to have a lot of do ban jian and/or zhajiang… hard to describe, but very delicious). I think the fried chicken uses a sweet potato flour, which gives it a unique flavor. I also believe it’s a deboned thigh in there, marinated, giving it a slightly sweet taste. If you don’t like sweet meat… what a shame. This is a very filling dish. So full after eating this. If you know anything about the way I eat, that’s quite a statement. If I lived near this place I’d go everyday.
The second picture is shaved ice from a place called Juice Box. In the complex that Juice Box is in, there are actually a number of shaved ice spots. We just went with the one that was recommended. For around 7 dollars you get a shaved ice dessert that any normal person will need to share. A scoop of strawberry ice cream, balls of melon, pineapple, strawberry, mango, and a generous squirt of condensed milk covers the shaved ice on this one. I think it’s called the “mixed fruit” or something like that. Honestly, I couldn’t tell if these fruits were sweet or not. But the flavor of them came through the condensed milk. I have a feeling that the milk just made the flavors a lot stronger than they were. Condensed milk to the rescue!
Just hitting these two places up in Chinatown was worth it.