[Sep 21, 2014] Dongbei Cuisine (NE Chinese) points/miles/travel Dinner (BYOB) (Chicago IL)

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Dongbei Cuisine (NE Chinese) points/miles/travel Dinner (BYOB)
Start Date: Sep 21, 2014 06:00 PM
End Date: Sep 21, 2014 08:00 PM
Time Zone: America/Chicago -05:00 CDT

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Homestyle Taste
3205 S Halsted
Chicago IL 60608

Posted By: Sweet Willie

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  1. Sweet Willie
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    ok, for those who haven't heard of Dongbei Cuisine, there is a description of it here in Wikipedia.

    When I last went I had some DELICIOUS food such as dried beef stir fried w/LOTS of chilies, or dry stir fried lamb w/cumin, chili marinated cabbage, smoked pork roll which essentially was a scallion pancake w/smoked pork as a filling. If these dishes sound appealing to you, please come out and join me for dinner at Homestyle Taste.

    Homestyle Taste is a BYOB (bring your own booze) place so if you like to keep your bar bill cheap, BYOB is a great way to do it.

    So who is up for a dinner at Homestyle Taste? Probably 6pm ish on Sunday Sept 21


    Homestyle Taste
    www.homestyletastechicago.com/
     
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    Sorry, I have to miss this! :(
     
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    I'll keep trying!
     
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  4. Sweet Willie
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    smaller group this time, 4 coming out on Sunday, All Are Welcome!
     
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    Would love to join, but am unsure how Sunday will play out. Will check back in.
     
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    Thanks, Willie! Am going to catch the David Bowie exhibit opening this afternoon at MCA and then hunker down on a pre-trip to do list (was hopeful that I would get more done on that yesterday, but it just didn't happen).

    Have a great time!
     
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    sorry to miss you CubsGirl, there are 9 going tonight
     
  8. Sweet Willie
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    for those that might be curious, our group dined on:
    Lychee Iced Tea
    Tofu w/preserved egg
    Tendon w/chilies
    Cumin lamb stir fry
    Stewed mushroom & chicken soup pot
    Hand tear beef jerky over chilies
    Stir fry spinach w/peanuts & vinegar
    Sea cucumber & pork w/ginger brown sauce
     
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    Sounds adventurous and delicious. How was it?
     
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    Lychee Iced Tea - I found this too sweet

    Tofu w/preserved egg - I really liked the cold creamy tofu w/the salty preserved egg

    Tendon w/chilies - I enjoy the flavor, it was good, think I'll order something else next time as this was very one dimensional

    Cumin lamb stir fry - not as good as in the past, this was boneless which maybe makes a difference as this was more saucy than dry

    Stewed mushroom & chicken soup pot - really enjoyed from a home comfort POV, but a dish that I've now feel I've been there, done that so no need to order again

    Hand tear beef jerkey over chilies - didn't someone state best beer snack ever? Our table agreed.

    Stir fry spinach w/peanuts & vinegar - I REALLY liked this dish

    Sea cucumber & pork w/ginger brown sauce - ok, nothing special, will order something else next time.

    But all in all, a delicious meal, so cheap for all this food, $17 per person. I'll for sure be back.

    If you are ever in Chicago & want to go dine, let me know!
     
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    next visit ask if they have yu you

    it is a fried squid or octopus similar to calamari or scungilli, usually with black pepper which is not all that common in China :eek:
     
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    Do you take photos of the food ?
     
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    sorry no, I do very seldom. Usually by the time I think I should have taken a photo, 3/4 of the dish is gone. oops!
     

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