Tasty China is known for overload on many counts - copious spice, MSG and attitude are all hallmarks of the place, none of which have ever bothered me. But now it seems there's a new ingredient to take to extremes and that's salt. I ate there yesterday and could barely taste the food for the salt. I just tried to eat some leftovers for lunch and my mouth is numb - and no, it's not because of Szechuan peppercorns.
Just to be clear, I am a salt fiend. It's by far my favorite spice (I know it's not really a spice, but you know what I mean). But this was like salt-lick salty, like drinking Dead Sea water salty. And it was across the board - out of five dishes, only one was not too salty to enjoy.
The sad part is, much of what I love about Tasty China is the unexpected quality, the way ginger or chilies can create a piercing high note where it is least expected, the way the delicate nature of the food is allowed to shine through the outrageous spicing. The food I had yesterday was sadly one-note, even under all that salt there wasn't much nuance.
I am hoping it was a fluke.
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