FuAn Garden

Rating: Two thumbs up
Date: 6/6/2014
Time in: 7:15 PM
Time out: 9:00 PM
Servers’ recommendations: Steamed fish
What we ordered: Cold appetizers, steamed fish, cold noodle, stir-fried potato with green pepper, twice-cooked fish, shrimp with rice crust, mapo tofu, boiled fish fillet

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The controversial mapo tofu.  Is it good?  Is it not so good?  You decide!
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We wanted this potato dish to be crunchier.
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Braised green beans add a nice balance to the meal.
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Complimentary dessert soup, often offered at Szechuan places.  What the hell was in this?  We don’t remember.  This is what happens when you post 7 months after the visit.

Number in our party: 7 (Howie, Summer, Sarah M., Dorothy, and Mike as guest judges)
Final check amount: $123.01
Price per person: $17.57

NOTES

  • The steamed fish was very simple and tasty.
  • Dorothy thought the mapo tofu good.  Jenne found it oddly bitter.
  • The green beans were quite delicious.
  • Sarah M. and Miko were, unsurprisingly, all about the rice crust.  Our obsession with rice knows no bounds.
  • We wished the potato dish had been crunchier.
  • We approve of the twice-cooked fish!
  • The cold noodles were also nice.
  • Fu An Garden is on par with Dede’s — it might be a little less oily, in fact.
  • Our favorites:
    • Jenne: cold noodles
    • Miko: rice crust
    • Dorothy: mapo tofu
    • Howie: cold noodles
    • Mike: twice-cooked fish
    • Sarah M.: rice crust
    • Summer: cold noodles
  • Note: I (Miko) revisited, and the shrimp tasted strongly of dirt.  I’ll probably avoid the shrimp dishes from now on.

RESTAURANT INFORMATION  
Address: 4768 Convoy St
Phone number: 858.650.6999
Noise level: 4
Accepts credit cards?  Yes
Parking: Designated parking lot. It’s fairly small, but there’s also street parking available.
Ideal group size: Any
Available vegetarian options: Many!

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