Northern City – 大东北餐馆
“’We are all from the Northern region…’ Oh my, I am starving, and I want to eat Northern Chinese food so bad! Oh? Northern City?!”
Northern City is located on 31st Street in Bridgeport of Chicago. It has been popular since it was open. It has the authentic northern taste with the most original ingredients with more than 100 different dishes on the menu, it attracts many Chinese and American customers.
Many people say that Northern Chinese dishes are always very large in portions, rich in taste cooked with a huge fire on a wok. This restaurant’s motto is one dish, one taste; hundreds of dishes have hundreds of tastes.
Wang Cheng Hai, “Our featured Northern dishes such as Pork Belly Soup with Sour Cabbage, Pork Belly Soup with Pork Blood, Stir-fried Dried Tofu with chili, Stewed Chicken with Mushroom, Sautéed Lamb with Cumin flavor, I know they are all homemade style dishes, but they are the best from our Northern Chinese cuisine. In American, I am the first one bringing the wildness hazel-mushroom to America. They have to be wild; you just can’t get the good taste if the mushroom is growing artificially cultivated. In America, probably the people from the North part of China know about that fact. Therefore, my wildness hazel-mushroom dishes are always the best we sell here.”
Wow, look at this, Northern Chinese people are always so generous. The restaurant owner heard that I am coming today; he prepared so many dishes for me today.
This one is Sweet and Sour Slice Pork Cutlets, this one is Garden Vegetables, this pot dish is Pork Belly Soup with Pork Blood, and the last one is Lamb Skewers. Although the Lamb Skewer is a dish from the Xin Jiang province – we northern Chinese people have been cooking this as our traditional dish as well. Well, let me try this first. Yummy!
I think this Sweet and Sour Slice Pork Cutlets dish is the most popular one in the Northern China. This taste reminds me of my childhood in China. There is just enough sweet and sour sauce in it. Crispy on the outside but tender inside.
20% of our customers are Americans. They love our noodles. We make our own noodles, and we never buy noodles from factories.
Not all the American customers are here for the noodles. This beautiful lady is really enjoying her food. What’s her comment on this restaurant?
Domenica Biondolillo：“To me, I love spicy food. So when they really enhance it with peppers and with the stir-fry chicken. So I think that to me is a good Chinese food.”
We can really see the big portion on these dishes. I have hard time finishing them by myself. Do you want to come and try?