The centerpiece for my appetite was the roasted meats with egg noodles ($16), which combined roasted pork (the red-edged slices familiar from soups), crispy pork belly, and skin-on ginger chicken, accented with a handful of cilantro. The plentiful amounts of protein — no way could I finish it all— were atop vermicelli-thin egg noodles and green lengths of steamed yu choy (related to bok choy). As if this weren’t enough, a bowl of richly flavorful chicken broth, speckled with teeny bits of meat, was also provided.
For dessert you can have — remember: only after 6 pm — a scoop of coconut or green tea ice cream ($6) served in a fried wonton-skin cup over red beans and lotus seeds.
Go to Jade Cricket and you’ll fall in love, too.
JADE CRICKET | 401.842.0300 | jadecricket.com | 472 Thames St, Newport | Daily, 11:30 am-10:30 pm | Major credit cards | BYOB | Sidewalk-level accessible