[Ann Arbor] Asian Legend
Asian Legend | www.asianlegendannarbor.com
Address: 516 E Williams, Ann Arbor MI 48104
Date visited: 2013.03
Total bill: $84 including 18% gratuity for six people ($14 per person)
Verdict: Hits the spot for much needed home food
Will return: Definitely
Whenever my friends and I crave home styled food, we come to Asian Legend. The food is simple and standard but sometimes that is exactly what fills the spot. My friends went on a four-day cruise that only served American steak, seafood, and chicken and as soon as they came back to Ann Arbor, they wanted this.
As a general rule for such flavorful, MSG-laden food like this, stick with white rice for balance. Fried rice is for noobs. Also drink lots of tea and water.
Onion Pancake Wrapped w/ Beef 牛肉捲餅 ($7.95)
This is a must-get at Asian Legend. It is a very simple and delicious dish that reminds me of home-cooked food. We got two of these so everyone could have two pieces. Mix hot chili oil with soy sauce and use as dipping sauce.
|Onion Pancake Wrapped w/ Beef|
Pepper Salt Chicken Wings 鹽酥雞 ($6.95)
This is basically Asian style popcorn chicken. The breading is delicious. There are bones in this.
|Pepper Salt Chicken Wings|
Eggplant w/ Fried Tofu 茄子豆腐煲 ($10.95)
The Eggplant w/ Garlic Sauce 魚香茄子 was my favorite dish until I discovered this dish, which is basically the same thing plus tofu, making it even more nomalicious.
|Eggplant w/ Fried Tofu|
Wuxi Ribs 無錫排骨 ($14.95)
These braised spare ribs are a specialty from the Jiangsu province in China. The sauce is sweet and the meat falls right off the bones.
This dish originated from Sichuan province in China, which basically cooks everything flaming, tongue-numbingly spicy. They don’t make it that spicy here so don’t be afraid to get it.
|Ma Po Tofu|
Chinese Watercress w/ Garlic Sauce ($9.95).
Just because we are good children and needed a green dish.
Pepper Salt Soft Shell Crab 椒鹽軟殼蟹 ($13.85)