Dian Xiao Er (店小二): Roast Duck, Spinach, Chicken, Yam Ring, Slice Fish, Tofu

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Dian Xiao Er is known for their herbal roast duck. This is the Ten Wonder herbal roast duck. The duck meat was tender. It’s like biting into a sponge, there’s so much herbal sauce in the meat itself. I could taste the dang gui (当归) in the meat!

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Chinese spinach in superior stock and herbal chicken. The spinach was very ordinary. The chicken was succulent and the gravy was quite concentrated.

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This is the yam ring. It’s basically yam paste in deep fried batter. The middle is filled with cashew nuts, celery, onions. Not impressive.

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This is old style steamed fish slices. It is not bad. The meat was fresh and the sauce was very unique.

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This is the tofu dish (not sure about the name of the dish). It tasted like seafood fish cake more than tofu. Not bad but I don’t think I will order this again.

I prefer Dian Xiao Er to Din Tai Fung as they have more variety of dishes. We paid around $200 for these dishes , 8 chrysanthemum teas (quite large) and 8 bowls of rice (their rice are really soft and “pang”). Around $25 per head. I will definitely be back to try their other dishes.