Spices!! 辣味子2 流行川湘

Spices!! 辣味子2 流行川湘

The gleaming neon that hit us from the storefront foreshadowed what we were in for inside: Chinese boy band music and Hello Kitty meets Spice Girls décor. The food was equally loud: crunchy beef tendon with an alarming numbing quality, surprisingly good marinated cucumbers, deeply flavored braised Chinese bacon, succulent tofu and the pièce de résistance: crab laden with an incredible amount of fried garlic.

- Excerpt from Line Cooks and Late Night Eats by Kate Leahy