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1976 March 17, 2017

Posted by hslu in Chinese Food, Taipei, Taiwan, Travel.
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It’s the name of a Dim Sum restaurant in Taipei’s east district. This Cantonese restaurant dosen’t have too many items but you’ll get a good sample of popular dishes enjoyed by people living in Hong Kong. 

The name of the restaurant says it all: Hong Kong Congee, rice noodles, egg noodles and dim sum. The inscription below the name tells its customers that we have been here since 1976.


It is small but clean. Service is fast and professional. Ambience is business casual and price is super good for the area. Rent in this area must be very expensive but 1976 survives with good food, cheap prices, low margin, quick turnover, big volume and many happy customers. Many review sites give it high marks.

It has a wide selections of congee such as  pi’dan sou’rou zhou (1000 year egg and minced salty pork,) steamed chicken feet, shrimp dumplings, steamed pork riblets, roast pork, roast duck and rice topped with meat and vegetables.

Excellent. You can tell it tastes good.

Looks good. Tastes even better.

Chinese sausage, steamed pork short ribs with fermented black beans, steamed Chinese greens and an pan fried over hard egg over rice.

Day old youtiao goes well with congree.

Are you hungry for some dim sum? 

I’ll see you at 1976 tomorrow at 11:30. Don’t be late.

 

成龍 Seafood Restaurant, Chantilly, Virginia August 3, 2015

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This 成龍 has no relation to that 成龍. I am sure of it because if the real 成龍 was to open a Cantonese restaurant, he won’t choose this shopping center and he won’t choose Chantilly either. This Cantonese restaurant uses the famous movies star’s name to attract customers’ attention.

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Well, it got our attention and we went to this new restaurant for Dim Sum on a Sunday about a month ago. It looked just like any Cantonese restaurant that we have been to: about 30 tables of various sizes, roughly 120 seats and a roasting station in the back with roast ducks, pork and chickens hanging

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We ordered our usual dim sum dishes, stirred fried rice noodles with beef, egg custards and steamed sticky rice wrapped in lotus leaves. They were all very good: authentic, tasty, fresh and hot off the pushing carts. The staff was courteous and helpful. There were a couple young students helping out with orders , water and tea.

The restaurant probably needs some more time to spread its names around because this new restaurant desperately needs more customers.

Chinese poem used as decoration on table top. The simplified Chinese just doesn't look right.

Chinese poem used as decoration on table top. The simplified Chinese just doesn’t look right.

I also like to see it succeeds because it is the only dim sum restaurant in this area other than one in Drainsville about 10 miles away.