One of my Favorite Asian places in the city.
Order the pork buns!
Zac heard about this place from a coworker and after one bite of our appetizer we agreed we will be back again and again. It is not very visible when you're driving by, so we had never heard of it before. The atmosphere is really cool, with Chinese lanterns hanging from the ceiling, dimmed lighting and a sort of rustic feel. It was named for the district in Salt Lake City in the early 1900s of the Chinese immigrants that was closed in the 50's (I didn't even know there was a chinatown in SLC. Darn--I wish it would come back!)
We ordered the pork belly steamed buns for our appetizer, and they were the best I've ever had (Hong Kong cuisine included.) I could've eaten about 20 of those. The meat was so tender and the flavor profile was great. Not like the typical American Chinese food with the oversalted meat and heavy sugary sauces.
We had the Curry Broth, with gulf shrimp, potatoes...it wasn't as flavorful as I would've liked, but it was true to what I had over in Asia. Good for the cold winter nights we've been having. We also ordered the Lacquered Duck Breast, with honey sauce and the vegetable salad. Holy Cow. Cooked to perfection, with a nice crisp, and the vegetable salad had a great fusion of flavors we've never had before. We kept trying to pick it apart so Zac could recreate it later and couldn't figure it out.
Wow--we will definitely be back.
(4.5 out of 5 stars)