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"This new restaurant is valiantly making the effort to utilize this space one more time for a Chinese restaurant where two others have failed. Chang Lai has many of the usual Chinese dishes, and also several I have not seen on other menus outside of Chinatown in big cities. There are many Hunan and S..."zechuan ethnic dishes, with a whole special menu of various pork organ meats.
We tried the traditional mu shu pork, as our test of basic fare. We were not disappointed. The pancakes were perhaps a little too delicate. The pork, cabbage, egg and bean sprout filling was tasty and complemented by the plum sauce. Not the best, but very good.
We also tried something different, with the Fiery Pot of Fish Morsels on a Bed of Cabbage. We had asked the server for his recommendation and, when we said we liked fish, he heartily suggested this dish. This was labeled as spicy, but was not the fiery heat that wipes out the flavor of a dish. These pepper flakes imparted a subtle spicy flavor that en...
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"I was disappointed when I learned Amadeus was moving from the South Salem location because it was close to my home and I loved the ambiance. But I must say the new downtown restaurant is quite nice, although not as intimate as before. My dinner was delicious, the service superb. The menu has a varie..."ty of choices and it was hard to pick just one. Looking forward to future visits!
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"I love supporting this independent coffee roaster. They make excellent coffee and the atmosphere is very funky in a comfortable homey way. They never make you feel rushed if you want to sit and chat at length."
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