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Brooklyn: Metro Cafe

on August 5, 2011

Metro Cafe @ 4924 8th Ave (between 49th St & 50th St)

July 23
Met up with Robert and his brother Scott for a quick dinner before they went home to RI. They drove down to Sunset Park’s Chinatown in Brooklyn and we had dinner at a small Sichuan restaurant.

Metro Cafe - Thai Iced Tea

Metro Cafe - Thai Iced Tea

I was surprised they even served Thai ice tea here. But I’m glad they did! Dairy helps calm those taste buds set on fire by hot Sichuan food.

Metro Cafe - Braised Beef

Metro Cafe - Braised Beef

Hmm. The braised beef was a good choice for a different protein too. Tossed with julienned onions, slices of tender beef, scallions, and a special sichuan sauce, this dish was tongue-numbing good.

Metro Cafe - Peapod Stems

Metro Cafe - Peapod Stems

It’s back to the basics with stir-fried peapod stems. Delicate in taste and always delicious with garlic. I’ve tried making it at home, but it’s not the same. I wonder how the chefs do it!

Metro Cafe - Chong Qing Dry Chicken

Metro Cafe - Chong Qing Dry Chicken

Chong Qing spicy chicken recipes are very popular amongst Sichuan restaurants for its use of individual crispy chicken pieces, peppercorns, and chilles! It’s spicy, but I couldn’t resist going back for more. I heard it went well with beer, but I was satisfied with my thai ice tea.

Metro Cafe - Braised Fish

Metro Cafe - Braised Fish

The guys didn’t want to order fish that wasn’t swimming in a fish tank. I said, maybe it’s in the back since the place was small and didn’t have enough room to fit a fish tank in the front. Regardless, the fish was moist, delicious and full of flavor. Super spicy from the amount of sichuan peppercorns!

Since it was an early dinner, servers were attentive. They even helped with menu recommendations. After dinner, the guys and I went lychee shopping and bubble tea drinking. An end to great meal.

– Charmin Bear J

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