China House replaced Glen Park’s 26 year old Hong Sing. It looks nicer now – brighter and cleaner. The menu isn’t as long as many Chinese restaurants and the dishes are pretty standard/safe (e.g., sweet & sour pork, honey walnut prawns, chow mein). There’s a page dedicated to vegetarian dishes. The most interesting dishes are on the “Traditional Chinese dishes” menu. The place settings include forks and fortune cookies are served at the end of the meal.
* Salt & pepper crispy filet of cod ($10.95): these were nice, golden thin crispy shell, tender fish inside, you can taste the salt and pepper but there’s not too much of either
* Mango chicken: big tender pieces of chicken stir fried with snow peas, carrots, mango, zucchini – not a strong mango flavor, glossy, simple but pleasant
* Mongolian beef: not bad at all, tender pieces of beef, onions, scallions
* Szechwan dan dan noodle ($7.95): round chewy noodles tossed tableside in a peanut sauce, mildly spicy, comforting
* Asparagus with double mushroom: Stir-fried, shitake mushrooms were plump and juicy, glossy, boring but not bad
Complimentary hot tea isn’t served (they charge for tea) but they will give you glasses of water. The food is fresh tasting and made without MSG.
3 out of 5 stars
By Lolia S.