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Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby swerb » Tue Dec 22, 2009 3:36 pm

You gotta love Chinese food. Fried rice with big hunks of pork or shrimp, hot and sour & wonton soup, crab rangoon, egg rolls, General Tso's Chicken, War Sue Gai, Szechuan Shrimp, Kung Pao anything ... that ridiculously hot mustard ... I love it all.

Three questions.

1. Favorite Chinese restaurant?
2. Hometown pickup Chinese restaraunt?
3. Lay out your ideal Chinese food dinner.

Me ...

~PF Changs in Beachwood

~Imperial Wok in Solon

~Egg roll with the ridiculous mustard, small bowl of hot and sour soup, General Tso's chicken (extra spicy), with some shrimp fried rice and a couple of fortune cookies. And a couple cold bottles of the new official beer of the Cavs, Tsingtao.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby bks92II » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:23 pm

Me, a local pickup place called "Golden Crown". My order consist of rice with all the tremendous stuff in it (chicken,shrimp,peepers,etc), hot sauce and sweet and sour sauce, General TSO's chicken and regular Chinese Chicken. Can't forget the fortune cookie either. And yes Swerb, You gotta love the Chinese food!
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:31 pm

Favorite Overall: Little Buddha @ the Palms in Las Vegas

Favorite Local Take Out: Golden Crown in Painesville Twp...been going there since they opened in the 80s

Favorite Buffett: Phoenix Buffett in Mentor...$5.79 for lunch, can't beat it

Favorite Meal: Gimme those big ol' Family Complete Dinners with Bourbon Chicken, Tso's, Pork Egg Foo Young, Fried Rice, Won Ton Soup, BBQ Ribs, Egg Rolls (yes, with the ridiculous mustard), Crab Rangoon, Roasted Duck, Shrimp Crisps, Fortune & Almond Cookies

Love to pick this up late afternoon when there are plenty of sporting events through the night...call up some buds and eat like fools all friggin evening
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby aoxo1 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 7:05 pm

Favorite place: anywhere beyond these gates:
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Favorite meal: dim sum (ok, not specific, but can't beat just picking stuff out off the cart)
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby jb » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:14 pm

On the road in western Mass waiting for my flight from a regional airport tomorrow. Out of stupidity I hit a Chineese buffet. I have practical questions at this point as I sit in my Hampston room.

1. How long does food poisoning take to kick in? How long does it last? Will they let meon the flight if I am dry heaving?

2. Has anyone died of MSG overdose?

3. Is that really Jimi Hendrix sitting at my desk? I swear I am stoned like Keith Murray.

4. Why is the consistency of cat so tender yet stringy? That sure as FUCK was not chicken.

Never eating anywhere but a PF Chang ever again.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby swerb » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:27 pm

:lmfao: JB.

I don't trust those Chinese buffets. Heard some horror stories about them. Any time you can get unlimited crab legs as part of a buffet for $5.99 ... well, lets just say the math doesn't add up.

The irony is though, one of my biggest guilty pleasures is the mall food court Chinese restaurants. Im rarely at the mall. But if I am, I always find myself slamming down one of those combo plates where you get the Bourbon Chicken, Chinese vegetables, fried rice and an egg roll. I love that shit.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby Ziner » Wed Dec 23, 2009 1:53 am

1. Hunan Coventry
2. Colorado doesnt do Chinese
3. General Tso, Sesame Chicken, Mongolian Beef are my 3 go to's
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby Fermin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:48 am

Siam Cafe on St. Clair near downtown.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Wed Dec 23, 2009 8:55 am

JB wrote:
4. Why is the consistency of cat so tender yet stringy? That sure as FUCK was not chicken.




The Chinese love their Harry Chapin music:

the food arrived just the other day
it came to the house in the usual way
there was a tip to give, and
paper plates, came from a wok just a mile away
it was good but don't ya know it, before twas through
we found cat meat through and through, man
there was cat meat through and through

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

had taco bell just the other day
the kfc rats had all ran away
it was good and moist, and brown and nice
it tasted better than the animal that eats mice
and as I chewed away, the taste never thinned, it said
I'm gonna love cat too, yeah, some rat meat and cat meat too

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

well I had some porridge just the other day
tsted like ca I just had to say
HUN? i'm asking you, is there cat in this pile?
she nodded then she said with a smile
what I'm really like now is to make all your cats food
there is less of them in that big brood

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

I no longer care if the hair's cut away
i eat it up as I chew away
I thought I like to eat this, I just don't mind,
I try every meat of the animal kind
you see, there's mad cow in cattle, and the avian flu
but it's sure nice the meat with no "moo" bads
it's sure nice to eat no "moo"

and as I picked up the phone for delivery
I'll order more white meat
cat is the new white meat

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby FUDU » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:44 am

You had to know this was coming Rich.

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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:52 am

waborat wrote:
JB wrote:
4. Why is the consistency of cat so tender yet stringy? That sure as FUCK was not chicken.




The Chinese love their Harry Chapin music:

the food arrived just the other day
it came to the house in the usual way
there was a tip to give, and
paper plates, came from a wok just a mile away
it was good but don't ya know it, before twas through
we found cat meat through and through, man
there was cat meat through and through

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

had taco bell just the other day
the kfc rats had all ran away
it was good and moist, and brown and nice
it tasted better than the animal that eats mice
and as I chewed away, the taste never thinned, it said
I'm gonna love cat too, yeah, some rat meat and cat meat too

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

well I had some porridge just the other day
tsted like ca I just had to say
HUN? i'm asking you, is there cat in this pile?
she nodded then she said with a smile
what I'm really like now is to make all your cats food
there is less of them in that big brood

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

I no longer care if the hair's cut away
i eat it up as I chew away
I thought I like to eat this, I just don't mind,
I try every meat of the animal kind
you see, there's mad cow in cattle, and the avian flu
but it's sure nice the meat with no "moo" bads
it's sure nice to eat no "moo"

and as I picked up the phone for delivery
I'll order more white meat
cat is the new white meat

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then



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Used to love Chin's Pagoda in Willowick. Not sure how it's held up. Takeout place is a joint called Yun Tung in Madison.

War su gai, shrimp in lobster sauce, sweet & sour chicken/pork, all good.

If I do get take out I have to order the table mustard and not the packets. That packaged shit is a sorry excuse for the good stuff.

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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby davemanddd » Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:56 am

waborat wrote:
JB wrote:
4. Why is the consistency of cat so tender yet stringy? That sure as FUCK was not chicken.




The Chinese love their Harry Chapin music:

the food arrived just the other day
it came to the house in the usual way
there was a tip to give, and
paper plates, came from a wok just a mile away
it was good but don't ya know it, before twas through
we found cat meat through and through, man
there was cat meat through and through

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

had taco bell just the other day
the kfc rats had all ran away
it was good and moist, and brown and nice
it tasted better than the animal that eats mice
and as I chewed away, the taste never thinned, it said
I'm gonna love cat too, yeah, some rat meat and cat meat too

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

well I had some porridge just the other day
tsted like ca I just had to say
HUN? i'm asking you, is there cat in this pile?
she nodded then she said with a smile
what I'm really like now is to make all your cats food
there is less of them in that big brood

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then

I no longer care if the hair's cut away
i eat it up as I chew away
I thought I like to eat this, I just don't mind,
I try every meat of the animal kind
you see, there's mad cow in cattle, and the avian flu
but it's sure nice the meat with no "moo" bads
it's sure nice to eat no "moo"

and as I picked up the phone for delivery
I'll order more white meat
cat is the new white meat

there was cat in the ladle, at the Hong Kong spoon
delicate essen from here to Rangoon
have you tried a cat yet? in now now when?
and we'll taste it better then, man
we know we'll eat a big cat then


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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby Larvell Blanks » Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:02 am

Fav restaurant
House of Hunan - Medina Square
Boo Loong (St Clair Ave) for Dim Sum in the afternoon and late night Karaoke!

Pick up joint
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Thai chicken egg roll with extra hot mustard
Hot and sour soup
Mongolian Beef over Lo Mein noodles (always ask for spicy sauce on the side)
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby fundamentals » Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:09 pm

Peeks- Chin's Pagoda still open and still pretty tasty.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby jack_tors » Fri Dec 25, 2009 10:46 pm

fundamentals wrote:Peeks- Chin's Pagoda still open and still pretty tasty.


I used to hit up Chin's all the time. Its definitely lost a couple of steps but is still my favorite in the Willowick/Eastlake area. Back in the day, that place was unbeatable.. They still have killer egg rolls though.

I agree with Swerb, my new favorite place is Imperial Wok in Solon. My buddy works there and I eat there every couple of weeks. Good,fresh, real chicken and the combo platters are great. I am excited about the new location at the corner of 43 and 91 where the old Rockne's was. It should be a big upgrade for them as the kitchen is bigger and they are adding Sushi.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby papacass » Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:29 am

Larvell Blanks wrote:Fav restaurant
House of Hunan - Medina Square


I'll second that. Food is pretty good, love the atmosphere. I used to write for the Medina Gazette when that place was under construction. It took a while for it to open up (some kind of zoning variance issue), but it was worth the wait. Definite asset to the square in Medina.

Other favorite Chinese/Asian:

Mongolian BBQ, Coventry (I know it's a gimmick, but I'm a sucker for it.)

China House, Fairview Park (Take-out joint. Best wonton around if you ask me).

Asian Wok in Westlake (Work right across the street, eat there maybe 1-2 times a month. Food isn't exceptional, but it's not bad. It's a converted steakhouse and the atmosphere is cozy. They have a stone fireplace, always have a fire going this time of year.)

Vieng's Asian Bistro, Crocker Park (Upscale Asian fusion cuisine, not unlike House of Hunan.)

Thai Spice, Westlake (Thai and Vietnamese. I go for the Pho soup every time. Great stuff.)

My fiancee lives up the street from Chin's in Willowick. Guess we better try it out before we tie the knot and move out of our current digs next year.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby jack_tors » Sat Dec 26, 2009 3:15 pm

Papa Cass wrote:
Vieng's Asian Bistro, Crocker Park (Upscale Asian fusion cuisine, not unlike House of Hunan.)


I really like this place too. They have great sushi and the atmosphere of the place is excellent. I really enjoyed the General Tso's and the Pad Thai (not chinese I know but its still good).

Papa Cass wrote:My fiancee lives up the street from Chin's in Willowick. Guess we better try it out before we tie the knot and move out of our current digs next year.


They have great Sesame Chicken and its my favorite place to order it since they will make it spicy. The Moo Goo Gai Pan is pretty good too I am told..

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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby dem425 » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:00 pm

Unfortunately, a lot of Chinese restaurants use all kinds of chicken parts for their Tso's, Kung Pao, etc.. unless they specifically tell you that they use only WHITE MEAT (and then the question is white meat of what????)........That being said.........there is a serious lack of good Chinese on the east side.....

May Wah on Shore Center in Pucklid was tolerable, now closed.
Hundred Flowers in Willowick, okay in a pinch..
Jade Tree in Mentor has excellent Walnut Chicken (but really nothing else)
Chin's in Willowick has lost a few steps
Golden Mountain in Rich Hts/Will Hills is mediocre, and their carpet smells like wet dog.

There is a discreet, relatively unknown joint at E52nd and St. Clair called China House. It was shut down for a few years because the mama-san was dealing crack and cooch and the Vice Unit shut the joint down. It has re-opened (almost a year) and has a new chef and pretty decent food. BE WARNED----the joint is not for the timid after dark, but decent Mongolian Beef, Pu-Pu platter and the best Won Ton Soup in town.......

And in all fairness to Chinese food purists, NONE of what we mention in these posts is really authentic Chinese, save perhaps Dim Sum at either Bo Loong of Li Wah in ChinaTown, and then only if you get the steamed Chicken Feet (fung zao) or the Lotus leaf wrapped chicken (parts) called Lo Mai Gai.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby papacass » Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:26 pm

We've got reservations for Chin's on New Year's Eve. East siders, any additional recommendations for the menu is appreciated.
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby dmiles » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:43 pm

PF Changs is pretty nice.

Fast Food we have Pei Wei which I think is the same company as PF Changs, and of course the one that is everywhere is Panda Express. I've switched over to an all-fat, all-protein way of eating, so I don't get to enjoy this stuff very often. I had a cheat day recently and wanted to do PF Changs but there was a 50 minute wait (brand new to this part of the county)

I'm not a big fan of the buffet's we used to do them, hell there was one right on 422 in Warren, but ehhhh... color me suspicious of their food prep. At a standard (non-chain) Chinese eatery I pretty much go exclusively for Gen. Tso's chicken or whatever is closest to it. I also love the little dumplings/potstickers. You like Potsticker??? Yes sweetie...
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby dem425 » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:36 pm

Papa Cass:

My wife likes the Orange Chicken..................and their BBQ Ribs are pretty good..........

That's about it on the recommendations....
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Re: Chinese food/restaurants

Unread postby waborat » Sat Mar 06, 2010 10:17 am

Went to Saigon on East 4th street for lunch the other day...

It's not chinese, but vietnamese chow...

I got the Pho soup which had rare beef in it and the shrimp spring rolls...my wife got the chicken vermicelli...Portions are huge and under $10

Had very fast service considering the place was packed...

I highly recommend this place and plan on going back before a game soon
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