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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Mission Chinese Food

154 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
(212) 529-8800

Mission Chinese Food! What looks like a hole in the wall actually extends to the back. When you're lucky enough to get a table, you get to pass the front takeout counter, peek at the kitchen, walk up a few steps, and sit in a small dining room. Get cozy!
But, if you can't wait, there is a takeout menu. They also recently announced that they deliver in Manhattan to addresses below 59th Street.
Eyeing the pass.
While the dragon eyes me.
First up, Howard picked the spicy beef tendon with burnt chili, chrysanthemum greens, and sichuan pepper oil. I was like there's no way I'm touching that, it's way too spicy. Turns out, it was above the level of heat I could handle, but it also turned out to be my favourite dish. It was so good that I fought my way through the spiciness and ate slice after slice as Howard competed for each slice without even breaking a sweat.
Our main dish for lunch was their famous salt cod fried rice with slow cooked mackerel, Chinese sausage, lettuce, and egg. I am so glad there were no frozen peas and carrots in sight. It's one of the things I detest the most when people make fried rice.
It was between the pig tails or pig ears and we went with the crispy pig ears from old bay with country ham powder. Another amazing dish with some heat (I drank a lot of water during this meal).

Howard said it felt like home as if we were eating the food his parents make. Aside from how great the food tastes, Mission Chinese Food donates a portion of their sales to the New York City Food Bank. Not to sound like a certain television show, but you gotta eat here!

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