UNyaka oMtsha waseTshayina uqala kwimpelaveki ezayo, ungenisa uNyaka weTiger. Nangona abavumisi ngeenkwenkwezi besithi inokuba sisidubedube, ibonakala iyinto entle kakhulu kwiCrouching Tiger kumbindi wedolophu yaseRedwood.



Ivulwe kwi-2008 ngumnini u-Tonia Yeh kunye nomlingani-umpheki uSiming Zhang, indawo yokutyela yahlonitshwa kunyaka ophelileyo nguMichelin nge-Bib Gourmand, egcinelwe iindawo zokutyela ezinokutya okuphezulu kunye nexabiso elihle. UYeh noZhang basebenzisana ngaphambili eLittle Sichuan eSan Mateo. U-Yeh uthi uye wacenga uZhang ukuba amjoyine kweli shishini lamva nje.

Igama elithi Crouching Tiger linokuthetha into efihliweyo, ngoko kubonakala kufanelekile ukuba ifunyanwe emva kwevenkile ephantse yangaziwa. Nje ukuba ungaphakathi, nangona kunjalo, ufumanisa ukuba ayisiyonto iyindawo yokutyela enexabiso eliphantsi neyonwabisayo yaseTshayina. Ukuba ungena kuphela xa uqhuba, uya kuphoswa yi-ambience kunye nokubekwa kwezitya ngononophelo, izinto ezimbini ezinceda ukwenza i-Crouching Tiger ibe ngamava okutyela amnandi.





Imenyu, egxile kakhulu kwizitya zeSichuan kunye ne-Hunan-style, inokukholisa zombini ii-Chinatown aficionados kunye nezihlobo ezityelela ePeoria. Iitafile zibekwe kunye neefolokhwe zombini kunye nezinti.

Kutyelelo lwethu ezibini samkelwa ngoko nangoko, yaye emva kokuba sihleli, kwafika ukutya etafileni. Ngesinye isihlandlo, yayisisitya sesuphu eshushu nemuncu; elinye ixesha, izitya zamandongomane kunye neradish evutshiweyo, i-snack emuncu kunye ne-pao cai kwi-Sichuan cuisine.



Amaxabiso afikelelekayo

Kwimenyu enkulu njengale, kububulumko ukuya ngqo kwizinto ezikhethekileyo zendlu, nangona amaxabiso efikeleleka kakhulu unokuthethelela ukunika nantoni na ukuzama. Sagqiba ekubeni sithathe isampula yemelon yasebusika kunye nesobho yehagu enetyuwa (i-6.95 yeedola), i-specialty yaseSichuan, ukuze siqalise isidlo sethu sokuqala. Umhluzi othambileyo onamaqhekeza amakhulu eengulube zengulube (i-bacon engabonakaliyo); imicu emincinci ye-melon yasebusika, efana nokuthungwa kwe-honeydew kodwa ingabi mnandi; kunye namakhowa endlebe amfusa kwaye ahlafunwa kancinci enzelwe isiqalo esimnandi.



Izitikha zeembiza (i-5.95 yeedola), ezizaliswe yingulube kunye ne-anyanisi eluhlaza, zatshiswa kwelinye icala, i-pan eqhotsiweyo kwelinye - ngokuchanekileyo njengoko kufuneka. Ukukhonza ngesosi yesoyi kunye nesesame yokudipha, zazilungile, ukuba zilahlekile ukugqabhuka kwencasa yejusi endiyilangazelelayo ekuzalisweni. I-scallion pancake (i-$ 3.50) yayigqwesileyo - i-crispy ngaphandle, i-chewy kancinane phakathi - kwaye yaphuculwa ngokuyifaka kwi-sauce ehamba kunye nezitikha zembiza.

I-calamari eqhotsiweyo (i-$ 6.95) yayiyeyona nto iphoxayo phakathi kwe-appetizers. Nangona ithenda kwaye isonka esincinci, yayingenalo naluphi na uhlobo lwesinongo - kakhulu, kangangokuba kwakubonakala ngathi yayingamelanga ekhitshini.



Izitya eziphekiweyo ezomileyo - zombini imvana (i-$ 9.95) kunye neeprawn (i-$ 11.95) - yayiyizinto eziphambili kuzo zombini izidlo. Nangona i-sauteed, kwakungekho mkhondo we-oyile kuso nakwesiphi na isitya, kwaye bobabini babeneempawu ezicacileyo, kodwa ezingathandekiyo ze-Sichuan cuisine: ubutyuwa kunye nefuthe elibangela ukuba buthathaka kwe-peppercorns yaseSichuan.

I Kung pao squid (i-.95) ngokungathandabuzekiyo yayisesona sitya satsala amehlo kakhulu esasikhe sazama. Iskwidi sifakwe amanqaku ngepateni entsonkothileyo ye-crosshatch eyenze yabonakala ngathi ziintyatyambo ezimhlophe. Yayibekwe phakathi kwepepile eluhlaza nebomvu, i-chestnuts yamanzi kunye nokufefa amandongomane. Isosi, umdibaniso oqholiweyo, oswiti kunye nomuncu, yayingqindilili ngokwaneleyo ukuba ibambelele kuyo yonke into esesityeni ngaphandle kokuba intlaka.



I-MaPo tofu (i-.50), enye i-specialty yaseSichuan, nayo yenza umboniso omangalisayo. Iityhubhu ezimenyezelayo zetofu zazirhangqwe yinyama yehagu egayiweyo kwaye zogqunywe ngesosi yebhontshisi ebabayo. Yayilungile njengayo nayiphi na into endakha ndanayo, kwaye inokwenza umntu otya i-tofu ngaphandle kweyona nto inzima kakhulu ye-carnivores.

Inyama yehagu ebilisiweyo enezinongo (i-8.95 yeedola) ihanjiswa kwinto ekhangeleka ngathi yibhafu encinci eyenziwe ngomthi eshushu, kumhluzi ogalelwe ioli yetshili kunye ne-cilantro. Inyama yayithambile ngeyona ndlela, kwaye ikhaphetshu esezimbizeni yayisenenkantsi encinane.

Idada etshaya iti (i-$ 9.50 ngesiqingatha, i-$ 17.95 iyonke) yayiyi-counterpoint egqwesileyo kwizitya ezineziqholo. Yayinesikhumba esikrwada kunye nenyama epinki, enencasa. Nangona elinye iqela lethu laphawula ukuqaqamba okuncinci eluswini, akuzange kube njalo.

Indibaniselwano yerayisi eqhotsiweyo (iidola ezi-6.95) inike isiseko kwisidlo sethu, kwaye wonke umntu kwangoko waqaphela ukuba i-shrimp ekuyo yayifumile ngokwenene, ingeyorabha okanye iphekwe ngokugqithisileyo, njengoko iqhelekile kwirayisi eqhotsiweyo.

Abasebenzi abaluncedo

Inkonzo inobuhlobo, iluncedo kwaye isebenza kakuhle kakhulu, nangona ngasekupheleni kobunye ubusuku, njengoko abasebenzi babeqala ukwehla, kuye kwafuneka sibize umncedisi wethu ukuba aodole esinye isiselo kwaye afumane itshekhi yethu. Iiglasi zamanzi ziyaqhubeka nokuzaliswa, kwaye imbiza yeti yazaliswa ngaphandle kokubuza. Ngenxa yoluhlu olukhulu lweeti zaseTshayina ezikhoyo kwezi ntsuku, kuya kuba kuhle ukubona iCrouching Tiger ikhulisa ukhetho lwayo, ngoku oluqulathe i-Oolong kuphela.

Igumbi lokutyela liyilwe ngokunambitheka kunye nengxangxasi kunye nemizobo yaseTshayina, kubandakanya umzobo oqaqambileyo owenziwe eludongeni kunye nekhalligraphy kwipaseji ekhokelela kumagumbi okuphumla. Iitafile ezinombala we-mahogany zinika indawo ukuvakalelwa kwangoku. Ngaphandle kweetafile ezimbini, zinkulu ngokwaneleyo ukuba zitye ngendlela yosapho. I-glitch encinci ekuhombiseni izikrini ze-LCD ezintlanu ezijikeleze igumbi. Enye iphantse ingabonakali, kunye nezinto ezintathu zemenyu okanye imiboniso evela eTshayina, kodwa enye isasaza indawo ye-aquarium yetropikhi ebonakala iguqukile ngokuchasene nombala oguqulwe ngenye indlela.

Ngokutsho kokuvumisa ngeenkwenkwezi kwamaTshayina, uNyaka weHlosi ngunyaka olungileyo wokuthabatha amanyathelo. Ukuba uzama iCrouching Tiger, uya kuvuzwa ngokutyebileyo.

Qhagamshelana noJennifer Graue features@mercurynews.com .

Ingwe egobileyo

2644 Broadway St., iSixeko saseRedwood
650-298-8881, crouchingtiger
restaurant.com

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Ingwe egobileyo

2644 Broadway St.,
Isixeko saseRedwood
650-298-8881,
crouchingtigerrestaurant.com

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IDish: I-Sichuan kunye ne-Hunan specialties bakhonza kwiklasi, kodwa indawo eqhelekileyo.

Uluhlu lwexabiso: Appetizers .50-.95; izitya eziphambili $ 8.50-$ 17.95; izitya ze-noodle kunye nerayisi i-$ 6.45-$ 10.95; imifuno $ 7,50.

Iinkcukacha: Umpheki oLawulayo uSiming Zhang ubonisa i-kung fu yokupheka elungiselela izitya zemveli zaseTshayina ezilungiselelwe inkalakahla zaseMelika. Ukuze ufumane ubunyani obungaphezulu, zama iqhosha lehagu, inyama yenkomo kunye nesisu.

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