Yoshie took the Ramen and Friends crew to Excellent Pork Chop House in Chinatown for some excellent Taiwanese Fried Pork Chops.
I really dug the Wonton in Chili Sauce. I bought an order to share with the table (which we had split into girls and boys tables), but I ended up hogging them to myself.
Instead of getting the traditional Pork Chop over rice ($5.25), I got the Herbal Soup with Lo Mein ($7) and a Pork Chop ($2.50) on the side. The Herbal Soup tasted like Chinese medicine, but not as bad as that sounds. I asked the waitress what this Herbal Soup was good for, but she wouldn’t tell me. I somehow got the feeling from the guys that it had to do with my privates.
I put that pork chop over the noodles that had ground pork and pickled cucumber –mixed it up with some of the leftover wonton chili sauce. That was awesome. I was kind of full only a few bites into those noodles, but somehow I finished that big bowl.
Afterwards, we went ahead and ordered a Taiwanese Ice with a ton of crap on it. I think it was a deal on the menu, but we couldn’t read it because it was in Chinese –like $4.50 for whatever they want to put on it. It had a bunch of different color beans, different color jellys, fruit, tapioca balls and I think corn. We didn’t eat much of it. But I can’t remember if it was because we were stuffed or because I thought the yellow jelly was pig foot gelatin.
This place is great. It’s cheap and the pork chops are excellent. I like how they made a big point to advertise the MSG on their menu.