Growing up in the Saskachewan, I’ve been privy to one type of Chinese food…
So last night when I sat down at the now open Two Penny Chinese for some dinner time eats, I was surprised to see the absence of deep fried and slimy.
Two Penny is most definitely like no Chinese food I’ve eaten before.
So with nothing to base my dinner against, I thought I’d share a few of my fave dishes that I’ll be eating again from the 31 dish menu.
Baked Oysters with Black Bean Mayo and Chilli Breadcrumbs. ($15)
I almost did not eat this dish as I wasn’t sure exactly what it was… But being adventurous paid off.
It was creamy and delicious like a Mac & Cheese Casserole.
Shrimp Wontons with Chilli Garlic Soy ($12)
I could have tossed about six dozen of these slippery little guys down the hatch!
Beef and Broccoli – Wagyu Brisket, Gai Lan, Smoked Oyster Sauce ($24)
50% of the reason I want to visit Texas is so I can eat brisket all day long.
Now I can just mosey on over to Two Penny!
Cumin Lamb Ribs with Charred Onion ($26)
This was my absolute fave dish!
If you hate lamb because it’s too ‘lamby’ this is a perfect dish to have you fall in love with it.
Fall off the bone tender with just the perfect amount of seasoning!
And lastly – there was the dessert.
I fell in love with ‘weekly special’:
Portuguese Egg Bun ($ unknown)
Listen, I don’t even know what this is nor did I think I’d even like it based on the name!
But it was warm, crispy and dense like a Kouign-amann.
I ended up eating more than my fair share!
Two Penny Chinese is nothing like I expected it to be.
The space is stylishly cool and the food didn’t leave me fat faced and bloated.
So if you’re looking to step up your Chinese food game, Two Penny’s worth checking out.
Mr. Fab penny