Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sunday, roasty Sunday

Sunday is always great. Wake up naturally; make up a good cup of coffee/latte; do some laundry and watch some TV...

We went to Yangtze Restaurant over at St. Louis Park. This restaurant is really hidden in the city center of SLP. I for sure have never heard of this restaurant. They could be just another McChina restaurant in this neighborhood. The one thing that makes this place special and more attractive is the DimSum they offer.  I only know two other places in Minneapolis that carry DimSum. Wait, maybe four... mm... only if you call those DimSum...

So, I'm very surprised to find them offering DimSum here in Yangtze. The variety isn't too bad. Gives you the usual fried dishes and the steam dishes.

The clear skin of the shrimp dumplings aren't as well done as Mandarin Kitchen. A little too stiff. Restaurant is packed with local Asians seeking a taste of home. Like I said before, seeing Asians in an Asian restaurant is always a good sign.

Oh, a side note: Yangtze... Supposedly it's the river that runs through China. Only in China we called it, ChangJiang. So, I don't know where Yangtze came from. Must be some old tradition that they just kept the name even after the PinYin system?! I have no idea. ChangJiang=Yangtze?!

Another Sunday project:

Honey Glazed Roasted Vegetables

Eggplant, red peppers, zucchini, red potatoes, sweet potatoes  x your choice and make it up to 4-6 cups
Honey x 1/4 cup
Olive Oil x 1/4 cup
Salt, pepper, thyme x to taste
Garlic x 4 cloves
Balsamic Vinegar x 3 tbsp

Dice and cut all the vegetables. Place them on a roasting pan. Drizzle honey, olive oil and vinegar over. Add salt, pepper and thyme to taste. Mix well and put them in the oven at 400F. Bake for 1 hour. Easy, healthy and sweet Sunday.


Mike said...

How about this for the reason that the Changjiang river became Yangtze:

Yangtze River is the mother river of China and known as Changjiang River in China. It was named after an ancient ferry called Yangtze Jin. Initially Yangtze River just referred to the lower reaches of Changjiang River. But the early western missionaries misunderstood that Yangtze River referred to the entire Changjiang River. As a result, Yangtze River became the international name of Changjiang River. But the Chinese still prefer to call it Changjiang River

kisskissangela said...

Good to know!! Finally!! Thanks for the tips!

Mike said...

For your next adventure into pseudo-Chinese restaraunts, I'd suggest Ming Dragon in Savage. It's not on the menu, but order the totally deboned whole fish (with ginger). Expensive, and serves several people, but a worthy experience. Certainly worth a sanpshot or two as well.

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