While enjoying our meal, an older Asian man walked up to our table and inquired about the Boiled Beef in Hot Oil. He wanted to know what it was and insisted we show him on the menu. Ben offered to let him taste it, but he didn’t understand. He promptly thanked us, sat down and ordered the same dish.
It was as if Yo-Yo Ma asked us what to eat. In that moment I felt validated.
Our selections for this meal were:
The Taiwanese Stir Fried Rice Noodles is labeled Taiwaness on the menu. I’m guessing that’s a translation error, but am not sure. It comes with a combination of beef, chicken and shrimp, and lots of thin, glassy rice noodles.
The Small Steam Buns are served in a bamboo steamer tray and come ten to an order. As far as I know, these are really Soup Dumplings, so don’t be confused by the title. Place your request immediately because they require some time, we received them at the end of our meal.
Sadly I don’t have a photo of the Fried Ice Cream, which was a complete shot in the dark only having eaten the Mexican version. Their version is a donut-type pastry filled with vanilla ice cream, soaked in a strawberry syrup. It was heavily battered and fried to a crisp.
Oriental Supermarket and Mr. Chen’s Restaurant
5465 I-55 N
Jackson, MS 39206