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Bento boxes are to Taiwanese culture as bagged lunches are to American culture. Taking this analogy one step further, pork chop over rice is the Taiwanese working man's equivalent of peanut butter and jelly. Hua Ji Pork Chop Fast Food executes this combination of meat and rice as if it were a science. A fatty slab of a pork chop is pounded thin and fried until golden brown, then paired with white rice and a sauce comprised of coarse ground pork and pickled vegetables. The pork chops are pretty damn good, but the sauce... that's their real showstopper. —Nicholas Chen, My Inner Fatty
Hua Ji Pork Chop Fast Food
7 Allen Street, New York NY 10002 (map) 212-219-9876