By Andrew Z. Galarneau
Here's a pictorial guide to some of the dishes I got to explore at Miss Hot Cafe (3311 Sheridan Drive, Amherst, 832-3188, www.misshotcafe.com), the Chinese restaurant I reviewed in today's Buffalo News.
Here's "Big Dish" ($14.95):
"Chicken in Chongqing Style" ($11.95) is chile-laced chopped chicken, fried once to set the coating then wok-fried with aromatics. The peanuts put it over the top. I didn't mention this delight in the review for lack of room.
Here's the mushroom and chive buns ($2.75), puffy pan-fried sweet dough stuffed with savory vegetables.
A Chinese restaurant with dessert. If you go on Saturday or Sunday, when you sit down ask if they still have the egg tarts.
At $1.60 a throw, Miss Hot Cafe's egg tarts are homey, simple, sweet little custard pies. They're homely but the crust-filling ratio is just right.
(Photo Charles Lewis / Buffalo News)
Meet Chef Guo Lin, the head guy in the kitchen. I haven't had the pleasure of talking to him, but I strongly suspect somebody back there is classically trained. Check out the little delicate carrot flower on the left of the fish. There's also a cute little bunny fashioned out of a grape tomato that turns up perched on plates.
Post your own Miss Hot Cafe dishes to #misshotcafe on Twitter, where I am @buffalofood.
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