M wanted to try Jujube Chinese Restaurant which is located in a plaza that houses both a Sushi California and CoCo’s. They specialize in Hunan food.
We dropped in on a Sunday evening (around 7:00pm). It was about half full but a lot of takeout Chinese Fantuan eat pickups were happening throughout our meal. Service is typical Chinese style but at least they came by a few times to refill our tea cups.
The menu is large with house special, cold, dry-pot, vegetables, soups, appetizers and noodle & rice. They ask you how spicy you want your dishes made; we went with medium.
Click here to see the menu (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10).
Rice ($4.50 small) – this was perfect for three people. It’s actually a whole pot of rice.
Spicy chicken with teatree mushroom (#201) ($18.98)
This was one of their dry-pot options, which almost every table had. The chicken (with bone) was interesting.
More elasticity to it than a regular piece but salty if you ate it on it’s own. The teatree mushroom had a good chewy texture.
Pan fried green beans with minced pork (#404) ($11.98)
Standard fare but we wanted a vegetable dish. On it’s own, the minced pork is very, very salty. When you mix it with the rice, it’s much more bearable. The saltiness is definitely a running theme in their dishes.
Broiled fish with chili sauce (#013) ($20.98)
Wood ear mushroom, bean sprout, garlic and fish. This was the spiciest of the three dishes we ordered. Pricier than normal but at least there was a good amount of fish. The minced garlic added some additional flavour.
Salty was a running theme but I’d give Jujube another try.
Jujube Chinese Restaurant
501B North Road