Friday, November 11, 2011

Food porn from Chinatown's Snack Planet

Posted By on 11.11.11 at 12:30 PM

Nanshan spicy chicken

This week I wrote about Snack Planet, a new Sichuanese stall in the subterranean food court in Chinatown's Richland Center, pushing "shashlik" as well as a number of big, budget-friendly soups, noodles, sweets, and cold dishes such as the Nanshan spicy chicken to the left. After the jump, with the aid of the august Dr. Peter Engler, further visual evidence of the deliciousness therein:

I'm already starting to look back on the year to decide what my favorite things to eat were. I'm certain "Laganma" (known to Asian condiment aficionados as "LaoGanMa") chili paste with beef will make the list.

Laganma chili paste with beef

"Crispy" isn't quite the right adjective for these cold wood-ear mushrooms. Snappy, maybe. Resilient, tensile, elastic, good for your liver. . .

crispy black fungus

Sichuan puerco con mojo

Minced garlic with thin sliced pork


The spice is subdued in this fungal mixture, relative to its textural riot.

Mix mushroom with chili oil

These crispy rice gluten orbs have a molten sweet-bean interior.

Fried rice ball

Sweet papaya soup with white fungus is sunrise in a Styrofoam cup.

Sweet papaya soup with white fungus

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