At Jac's Asian Bistro , no one winks or smirks when you order item HH13, a huge bowl of spaghetti doused with Chinese-style chicken broth, topped with a hot dog and fried egg. It turns out to be luscious and somehow makes perfect sense, the pink frankfurter sliced diagonally, the golden broth a brilliant liquid time machine that takes you back to every hole-in-the-wall that ever blew you away. From a twelve-page menu that reads as if it was coauthored by a Chinese master chef, a zany party planner, and a child — lobster chow fun, turnip cake, French toast, Spam-and-egg sandwiches, cheese wontons — we pick a fluffy oyster egg foo yong and a mountainous vegetable hotpot stocked with flash-fried doorknob-size tofu cubes, chewy tofu "skins," rice vermicelli, and bok choy, broccoli, crinkle-cut carrots, and plump peapods steamed just enough to explode with color and flavor. Maybe the way our server delivers these and other dishes without comment, much less ceremony, shouldn't fill us with such skin-tingling happiness.
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First Look at Mac's Wok, Formerly Jac's Asian Bistro | El Cerrito, CA Patch
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First Look at Mac's Wok, Formerly Jac's Asian Bistro
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. So it was for us when Jac's Asian Bistro shut its doors a couple months back. This inexpensive, authentic little Hong Kong-style restaurant lived in the Peppermint Plaza strip mall and, although there were plans to reopen in another location, one never knows. Given their insane menu, and I'm referring to both length and fare, Jac's was one of our go-to places.
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