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Southern Chinese @ Sweet Station

From the restaurant's website:

"The Tang Dynasty [masked] A.D.) is widely considered to have been the most magnificent and prosperous period in Chinese history. Its cultural and social ramifications reached far beyond Asia. China was famous as the Middle Kingdom then, and Chinese were also known as Tang people. They lived and thrived in neighborhoods then known as 'Tang people’s town' and now called Chinatown.

"Since long before the Tang, food mattered as much to Chinese as heaven. Overseas, simple Chinese food could be found in the tiny Chinatowns in shops selling sweet snacks or in chopshui stands, which combined Westernized tastes and Chinese cooking perspectives. Through the ages, a new kind of Chinese food has been emerging. It blends thousand of years of authentic Chinese culinary essence with an endless pursuit of perfection in freshness and flavor. This marriage of the contemporary and the traditional gives us the fragrant and savory dishes that inspire the birth of today’s Sweet Station.

"'Sweet' reminds people of the delightful in life. 'Station' is where the cuisine’s essence all began. The magnificence of the past Dynasty is presented anew at today’s Sweet Station."

The menu is so extensive I can't even begin to describe it. The cuisine is primarily Cantonese, Chiu Chow, and Chinese interpretation of non-Chinese dishes, which vaguely resemble the originals but have definitely taken on identities of their own. Of particular interest are dishes like baked Portuguese chicken with rice, which can't be found in Portugal; Singapore rice noodles, which can't be found in Singapore; and, spaghetti with meat sauce, which has been given a Chinese makeover.

This will be a family-style meal and the bill will be split evenly regardless of consumption.

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  • William Hokyung R.

    Mongolian beef was good to eat.
    It is a little bit sweet and salty.
    Overall, this is decent! :)

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for a wonderful evening! Everyone was friendly and talkative. Dinner was delicious (Honey Garlic Chicken Wings, Pot Stickers, BBQ Pork, Scallop Mushroom Soup, Hong Kong Beef Noodles, Garlic Bock Choi, Fish Filet with Mushrooms, and Honey Walnut Shrimp).

    May 27, 2013

  • ISCChicago

    Hope everyone enjoyed the food

    May 27, 2013

  • ISCChicago

    Taking the two round tables near the door

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I am not going to make it. Am at a family thing, and it's apparent that I will not get out as soon as anticipated.

    May 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Still sick, so don't think I will make it... :-(

    May 26, 2013

    • Sally

      Hope you feel better soon! No fun being sick, especially on a holiday weekend.

      May 27, 2013

  • Megan O. C.

    Gotta skip out due to some last-minute family obligations for the holiday. Have fun, guys!

    May 26, 2013

  • ISCChicago

    Please remember: there is no reservation. Because of the large number of RSVPs, please arrive on time so we know how many tables we need.

    May 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where are we meeting inside the restaurant? - I am a newbie and am not sure how this works. Andrea

      May 24, 2013

    • ISCChicago

      At the entrance, it'll be obvious

      May 25, 2013

  • Mario

    Freeing up a spot :-(

    May 25, 2013

  • Mario

    My only question... Does the Tang Dynasty allow BYOB? :-p

    May 20, 2013

    • ISCChicago

      No idea! They might have a limited bar menu. I thought we were going for the food, not the booze. Are you sure you're at the right Meetup group?

      1 · May 21, 2013

  • Mario

    I'm in!!! Can't wait :-D

    May 20, 2013

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