Dragon Gate @ Oakland, CA
Dragon Gate is one of my family's favorite Taiwanese restaurants and we go there as often as we can. One thing we always have to order is the fried chicken cutlet lunch box. Taiwanese lunches are very similar to Japanese bento boxes, they both have a little of everything. The chicken lunch came with rice, broccoli, cabbage, and the star of the show, the actual chicken itself. The chicken is so succulent and has a crispy coating. Another way to get your chicken fixing is the fried chicken noodle soup. I recommend asking for the chicken on the side as opposed to in the soup so the chicken doesn't get soggy. The last chicken dish I enjoy is the 3 cup chicken. This dish is a traditional dish made with one cup each of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, and sugar. It is deeelicous. The one thing is that the chicken is scrap bits of chicken, so you need to watch out for bones.
Branching away from chicken, I recently discovered their fried smelt and it is outstanding. The smelt is replete with tiny fish eggs inside and I enjoy it a lot. As for tofu dishes, their brown sweet tofu is the bomb. The tofu is really silky and the sauce is drool-worthy. This dish always comes up bubbling and alive. I have to restrain myself from diving in, so I don't burn my tongue. The aroma of it is just intoxicating. Allow me to give you a warning: Dragon Gate is a gateway restaurant into becoming a Taiwanese food addict.
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