I know, I know, I’m probably opening myself to some criticism. I would really like to find a decent Chinese restaurant that does Chinese-American food well. I just recently ate at a restaurant in Nashua and it was horrible. In my small town where I live, there are 2 Chinese restaurants that are worse than what I had yesterday. I don’t want restaurants claiming they are “authentic Chinese” when you know they cater to the unsuspecting pupu-platter-loving citizen. I grew up in a large city with a multi-ethnic population, known for its great variety of good food and so I’ve had authentic Chinese off of the Chinese menu, great Thai cooked by family friends, fresh pierogies and cabbage rolls made by neighbors, but sometimes you just want that other stuff that does have its place in the world of ethnic cuisine.
I just want eggplant with black bean sauce where the eggplant slices are still soft, but still whole and not disintegrated into a mushy mess, fried tofu with vegetables and non-greige garlic sauce, orange or General Tso’s chicken in bite-size pieces that doesn’t involve huge hunks of gristly thigh meat. Anyone know of any decent places that do this?