As a fairly new establishment, TJ House is still interested in impressing its customers – and it sure worked on me! Located in the Kroger plaza off of Old Norcross Rd. and Steve Reynolds Blvd. in Duluth, the restaurant is clean and well appointed with modern décor.
The staff is super friendly and able to explain menu items in English, and the food, OH MY GOD! We played it safe with our entrée orders, getting Kung Pao Chicken and Honey Walnut Shrimp. Both were super fresh and flavorful, especially the chicken. We branched out a bit with our appetizer and ordered something my Chinese boss recommended, the Taiwan Beef Roll. This was a very satisfying starter, kind of like the Chinese version of a soft taco. Yum!
Despite all of this deliciousness, the best thing on our table was the dish of complimentary marinated cucumbers they set down before our other food arrived. My husband doesn’t really like cucumbers, so I ate them all myself. They were so addictive and tasty that I could not bear to leave any uneaten.
The second best thing we tried at TJ House had to be the dessert. It was a new dessert that was not yet on the menu, and since they were still trying it out, they let us have that for free too! Unfortunately I’m not sure what it was called, but it was kind of like a pudding parfait with tapioca and other creamy and fruity flavors. I am glad they offered to let us try it, because it’s probably not something I would have ordered, but it was amazing – very sweet yet refreshing and not too heavy.
My husband and I also each got some delightful tea beverages. I got the Bubble Jasmine Milk Tea, which was perfect, and my husband got the Fruit Tea. His was a bit too sweet for me, but he enjoyed it.
While I no longer live in Duluth, I still plan to return to TJ House often to sip some more tea and try some more dishes. They also serve a bit of Japanese food, if you’re into that. Check them out at http://www.tjhousega.com/!
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