we have arrived (in Wytheville, VA) just in time for days of relentless rain. Monday we spent doing laundry, shopping for groceries, and cleaning the RV. Tuesday brought more rain—plus hail—but we wanted to do something, so elected to drive into town for lunch. And not just lunch—lunch with Chinese food. And not at a buffet.
Brad R. at yelp.com said: “All other Chinese restaurants are measured against this place. Born and raised in southwest Virginia we have been eating there for 18 years.... All vegetables are fresh and crisp and the meat is lean and the chicken is all white meat. The egg rolls are always fresh and are a must. I have lived in the Midwest, mid-Atlantic and Southern states and have travelled throughout the US, and I have yet to find a comparable Chinese restaurant. The staff has been there for years and the service and food is consistent. It is a dining choice anytime we travel home.”
The booth area was covered with a pagoda-like ceiling the undersurface of which was intricately carved. The wallpaper was a profusion of fans.
The lunch menu contained most of the standards—chow mien, chop suey, green pepper steak, moo goo gai pan, and orange chicken. Still, you could fine an adequate representation of “hot and spicy” offerings like: shredded pork with garlic sauce and served with fried rice ($4.25); Kung Pao chicken with fried rice ($4.75); pineapple pork with fried rice ($4.25); Szechuan scallops with fried rice (the most expensive item on the lunch menu at $5.50).
We both started with a bowl of hot and sour soup ($1.10) which proved to be an above average version of one of our Chinese
My choice was the Kung Pao chicken with the fried rice. The rice was forgettable with a few peas and carrots mixed into the rice. The chicken was quite good. The serving contained moist pieces of white meat chicken with snow peas, carrots, red and green bell peppers,
Chuck went again with one of his favorites—the Sesame Chicken which also came with fried rice. This was a plate of battered and fried strips of white chicken with broccoli and carrots that were
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