by The Twin Tasters
Before we even get to the food, hats off to Sonny Chen, general manager of Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant, for well deserved accolades as “the best” Chinese food in town! Sonny, a Watkinson and Hall High grad, has built quite a faithful following at his small Farmington Avenue restaurant which has some seating, but mostly serves take out and caters as well.
We approached this tasting with wide open minds and we let the chefs prepare their specialties and most popular items.
The Scallion Pancakes, or Asian Flatbread as Sonny called them, were crispy, hot and delicious. Made from rice flour, these appetizers are gluten free (as long as you avoid the soy sauce).
The Vegan BBQ Boneless Ribs could almost fool a meat eater. Made with Seitan (also called wheat meat or wheat gluten), they have a slightly chewy texture that hugs the savory sauce.
We were happy with the plentiful fresh ginger slices in the Shrimp with Chinese Vegetables, and the organic green beans in our veggie side dish were cooked just right. The sauces were light and flavorful. Oh, almost forgot the pork dumplings – handmade to perfection.
Black Bamboo Chinese Restaurant
844-A Farmington Ave.
West Hartford, CT 06119
You never know where The Twin Tasters will pop up in their quest for good food in town.
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