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MilwFoodlovers

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Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Fri, 03/7/08 10:36 PM (permalink)
Technically in a suburb called Hales Corners, Fortune remains my favorite Chinese restaurant. They have two menu's, one serving very familiar Chinese or Chinese/American dishes such as your moo shu, curries, Hong Sue, Szechwan and Hunan dishes. The other menu serves items not found on most menus. As a reviewer noted you can have your jellyfish if you want and other things if you don't want. We passed on the spicy crispy pig intestines and ordered somewhere in the middle. It was a cross-cultural dinner what with several Roadfood folks along with some onmilwaukee.com diners. We had ten people, ten different items, all to share. All, to my tastes at least were winners. We had something called seafood superior soup which was a delicate crab based soup. Some of the biggest (yet very tender) oysters I've ever seen, loaded with Chinese fermented black beans and scallions. Spicy squid, prawns and smelt along with jalapeƱo and scallions. What we call "Twinkies" but actually are battered tofu wedges filled with minced shrimp, served with a spicy dipping sauce.

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    JRPfeff

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    RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Fri, 03/7/08 10:58 PM (permalink)
    Wow. That was a fast post.

    Thanks for inviting us Mike. We all had a great time. Rachel thinks older people are more fun than college kids.

    Jim
     
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      MilwFoodlovers

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      RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Fri, 03/7/08 11:05 PM (permalink)
      Gee, Jim the pleasure was all mine. I think Rachel is more fun than some older people!
       
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        X1

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        RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Fri, 03/7/08 11:10 PM (permalink)
        Yeah! You got this post out quickly!
        And the pics look great.

        As Mike said - the food was (as usual) spectacular.

        Service was a bit brusque, but we were having too much fun to care.

        I just joined Roadfood.com today, and already I'm joining them for dinner! Yay!

        It was nice meeting everyone (I already know MilwFoodlovers).

        Oh, on an additional note - they served sliced Oranges along with the fortune cookies, and they were some of the sweetest, most delicious Oranges I've had in quite some time.
         
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          X1

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          RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Fri, 03/7/08 11:12 PM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

          Gee, Jim the pleasure was all mine. I think Rachel is more fun than some older people!


          I'm glad she had fun! I loved that she tried new foods.
           
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            Gyp

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            RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sat, 03/8/08 5:24 AM (permalink)
            quote:
            older people


            What? Wait a second. Older people?
             
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              ann peeples

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              RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sat, 03/8/08 10:47 AM (permalink)
              I am sorry I missed this one-Bob is not well and we just couldnt make it.Sure apprecited the invitation,though!!Food looks wonderful and sounds like you all had a great time!!
               
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                Gyp

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                RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sun, 03/9/08 8:43 PM (permalink)
                I highly recommend the "shrimp with walnut." I can't get over how fantastic it is.
                 
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                  X1

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                  RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sun, 03/9/08 8:52 PM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by Gyp

                  I highly recommend the "shrimp with walnut." I can't get over how fantastic it is.


                  Really? That was one of the things I didn't bother with...there was so much food to try!
                  I'll remember that for next time.

                  You know I'm always up for goin' there, Gyp!
                   
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                    X1

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                    RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sun, 03/9/08 9:02 PM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by annpeeples

                    I am sorry I missed this one-Bob is not well and we just couldnt make it.Sure apprecited the invitation,though!!Food looks wonderful and sounds like you all had a great time!!

                    And same goes for you, ann....me, MilwFoodlovers, and probably Gyp are always up for going there, so whenever Bob is feeling better, let us know and we'll set a dinner night!
                     
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                      Gyp

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                      RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Sun, 03/9/08 9:23 PM (permalink)
                      I'm only about four miles from there so yeah if somebody throws out a date and time, I'm almost always able to make it.
                       
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                        stricken_detective

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                        RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 1:49 AM (permalink)
                        I am sad to have missed it, they have the BEST food. Hopefully there won't be overtime the next time you guys go.
                         
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                          X1

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                          RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 8:16 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by stricken_detective

                          I am sad to have missed it, they have the BEST food. Hopefully there won't be overtime the next time you guys go.

                          If you know when you won't have OT (or maybe on a weekend?), you should tell us, and we'll go on that date.
                          Tuesdays are usually out for me, but otherwise, I'm pretty much free most nights. Or even lunch on a Saturday.
                           
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                            MilwFoodlovers

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                            RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 8:50 AM (permalink)
                            I think lunch on a Saturday should be at Jake's.
                             
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                              X1

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                              RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 9:40 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

                              I think lunch on a Saturday should be at Jake's.


                              I'm up for that - this Saturday?

                               
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                                MilwFoodlovers

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                                RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 10:20 AM (permalink)
                                I'll check with Mrs MFL but I believe we're off to Madison to give my mom her tax forms back. We are going to New Glarus and Monroe for some Roadfood if we do. I'll keep you posted.
                                 
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                                  stricken_detective

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                                  RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 12:52 PM (permalink)
                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by X1

                                  quote:
                                  Originally posted by MilwFoodlovers

                                  I think lunch on a Saturday should be at Jake's.


                                  I'm up for that - this Saturday?




                                  Funny you should say that, the girls at work were talking about doing a Jake's run when I came in this morning.

                                  MFL, keep us posted!!!


                                  ETA (edited to add) I spoke too soon, there is now talk of overtime on Saturday. But keep me posted, miracles may happen!!
                                   
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                                    ann peeples

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                                    RE: Fortune Chinese-Milwaukee Mon, 03/10/08 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                    Me too-would love to meet up at Jakes one of these days..
                                     
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