Eater PDX: Portland’s Hottest New Restaurants Tasty Corner Chinese
This shiny, new, minimally adorned downtown Chinese restaurant opened relatively quietly, but it has already become popular among Portland State University students seeking chile oil wontons and General Tso’s. The restaurant’s Sichuan standards are the true draw here: Tasty Corner’s rendition of mapo tofu may be one of the city’s best, whole salted black beans mingling with Sichuan peppercorn and ginger. Tasty Corner’s Chongqing chicken is also superb, a lightly dredged chicken velveted within an inch of its life, tossed with whole chiles and dry-fried green beans. For something simpler, the restaurant’s pea tips, simply stir-fried with plenty of garlic, add a nice, lightly sweet counterbalance to some of the spiced dishes.