Tea House specializes in northern Chinese food, Szechuan in particular. This is the original one, located in a small strip mall in the middle of a residential area. Tea House has grown to three other locations in the metro area.
All you can eat brunch is offered at $12.95 per person. One look at the buffet stations was enough to tell us we had to try it. It was way different from the typical Chinese American buffets.
Beef noodle - the beef was tender and hinted strongly of five spice. Congee - this was really good stuff, something I wish I could duplicate. A Plate full of goodies: Shanghai pan fried pork buns, Shanghai Scallion pancake, fresh pork buns, etc. House spicy pig feet - spicy but not too spicy, salty but not too salty, and fall apart fork tender. This was so good I had to get more.
Round 2. The banana leaf wrapped thing is a purple sticky rice with bits of unctuous tender pork to die for. Beef scallion pancake. Meatball.
Round 3. You can see I still went back for more house spicy pork ft. Szechuan dumplings in chili oil. Spicy bamboo tips, cucumber in chili oil...There was a Round 4 of the pork.
The negative: We couldn't eat as much as we normally do. It was all the dough and the oil. They tack on a 15% mandatory gratiuty for the brunch and to add insult to injury, it was based on the amount including tax, not pretax.
Bathroom cleanliness: 6.8 of 10
88 Nathan Lane
Plymouth, MN 55441