After a long hiatus, we just made it back to our current favorite Chinese restaurant, Peaceful in Vancouver B.C. After a mighty emotional struggle, we decided not to get noodles this time. Instead we got Jon’s favorite beef rolls (rich fried bread rolled around thin slices of beef, raw scallion and hoisin sauce, OMG theyaresogood), an order of Sichuan greens and ma po tofu. I burned my mouth and ate way too much and have no regrets whatsoever. The ma po was really good – remarkably like the version we make at home, but with pork instead of beef, loads of Sichuan pepper, and very fresh wobbly tofu – but it inexplicably arrived in a Pyrex pie pan, which made me feel like a complete hog. Not that that’s a bad thing.
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When the food is that good, it’s impossible not to feel like a hog. If it’s any consolation, I think we ate less than the first time we went to Peaceful. That time, if I recall, we got the beef roll, cumin lamb noodles, and dry-fried green beans. And we ate it all. Every last bite. Yum. Now I’m hungry, darn it!