Our server is incredulous. "Really? You want the pork belly? Most Americans don't order the pork belly. You're positive you want the pork belly?" she asks, entirely positive that we'd prefer kung pao chicken instead. When we assure her that yes, we want the pork belly, which is listed on the "secret" Chinese menu, she breaks into a wide smile before rushing back to the kitchen to give our order to the cook, who sends out a complimentary scallion pancake in apparent gratitude. But it's we who should be thanking him, because the fatty strips of pig crack are fantastic, as are the pickled mustard greens below it.
Can you guess where I'm eating?
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