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New menu items rule at Chinese hot spot

A La Carte

February 25, 2018

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Pei Pai Roasted Duck ($45)

Along with the welcoming of good fortune on Chinese New Year (Feb. 16) came the enjoyment of good eating as well. And days after the holiday, many are still celebrating at Jade Dynasty Seafood Restaurant.

When Dining Out stopped by on a weekday afternoon, the restaurant was packed with both large and small parties of families, friendly get-togethers and visitors from all over enjoying the eatery’s dim sum and a la carte menu.

Stir-fry Shrimp & Scallop with Lotus Root & X.O. Chili Sauce, Topped with Roasted Pine Nuts ($19.95)

Amid all the hustle and bustle, Jade Dynasty still keeps up with hungry patrons by offering an array of delectable dishes, including new specials that’ll appear today.

General manager Gary Chan shared that the establishment will roll out three items of savory proportion, which will be offered for a month or so, depending on popularity.

Pei Pai Roasted Duck ($45) — must be ordered one day in advance — however, will appear for a limited time only, mentions Chan. Different from most roast duck renditions, the duck is chopped in half and marinated, allowing it to soak up the flavors and roast evenly. It also gets its name from the Chinese musical instrument that its shape resembles, says Chan.

Clams with Minced Pork and Black Bean Sauce on Rice ($8.95)

Clams with Minced Pork and Black Bean Sauce on Rice ($8.95) features the restaurant’s special black bean sauce that includes eggs, ginger and garlic. The sauce isn’t overwhelming and offers a subtle taste that enhances the seafood, notes Chan.

Inspired by a trip to Shanghai last year, the owners introduced Stir-fry Shrimp & Scallop with Lotus Root & X.O. Chili Sauce, Topped with Roasted Pine Nuts ($19.95). The crunchy bites of pine nuts and lotus root pair nicely with the succulent seafood and the spicy kick of X.O. sauce throughout the stir-fry. Guests can ask for a milder version of the entree if they prefer, or for an even spicier one! Plus, if you’re not a big seafood-lover, you can substitute chicken (pricing will vary).

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