Two questions, actually:
1) Are there any reader recommendations for a Chinese restaurant that serves really good egg foo young? Egg foo young is a Cantonese dish, and most local Chinese restaurants these days seem to be Szechuan. The Nanking Garden, of course, was the yardstick by which all egg foo young was measured, followed by Jimmy’s Oriental Gardens. Now, it is seldom found on Chinese restaurant menus. The Szechuan Restaurant on Cliff Drive has egg foo young, but it’s just not.Cantonese.
2) Whatever happened to Swiss Rolls? They look like chocolate jelly rolls and were once very popular. What they are is a strip of chocolate cake with a thick layer of whipped cream on top and then rolled up like a jelly roll. I hate to use this comparison, but Swiss Rolls look like a large version of those truly disgusting Hostess Ho Ho things. All bakeries used to sell them and you didn’t even have to special-order them. The best ones came from Koelsch’s and Irene Davis bakeries.
FUN FACT: There is no such thing as frozen egg foo young. Chun King used to make it years ago, but inexplicably stopped.
– Rex of SB