We all know there’s a lot of great Chinese-American dishes that everyone turns to time and again. Sweet and sour pork, chow mein noodles, and egg rolls are ubiquitous favorites. But when it comes to authentic Chinese food in Denver, what are your favorite dishes?
If you’re an adventurous eater you may have enjoyed the traditional dish of chicken feet. These are often served with dim sum and offer a unique taste and texture. What about Peking duck? This popular dish is one of China’s culinary treasures and involves a precise and time consuming method of raising, preparing, cooking and serving the duck.
Most people have eaten some form of dumplings, but how about Xiao Long Bao, commonly known as soup dumplings? These steamed dumplings typically have a pork filling, along with a flavorful broth inside of them. If you’re wondering how soup gets inside a dumpling, it’s made by congealing broth with gelatin, which then melts into a liquid when heated. Eat with caution, although a burned tongue is worth it with this treat!
And when it comes to breakfast you have to try the classic dish congee. This traditional rice porridge is a very simple dish, but the flavor comes from the toppings. You’ll often see it served with shredded chicken, scallions, fried onions, and dark soy sauce. At Uncle Joe’s we serve our congee at brunch topped with a poached egg and shrimp.
Visit us soon at Uncle Joe’s and discover your new favorite authentic Chinese food in Denver.