The search for good, freshly cooked, chinese food may be over!
Last night PBJ and myself headed out for dinner at Hong Kong Chinese Food. The restaurant had suffered a serious fire a few years ago and has recently reopened as a more upscale place (it use to be pretty hole-in-the-wall-ish).
PBJ ordered the D22: Orange Chicken, pork fried rice, & crab ragoons ($8.75). He ate all the chicken and ragoons before topping his tummy off with the rice. He compared the chicken to Cajun Chicken in the mall, and said that Hong Kong’s was much better. The crab ragoons were freshly fried. Overall the combination plate tasted freshly cooked, not kept in a steam table.
I ordered a small hot & sour soup ($2.75) which was very yummy. It was served with a regular soup spoon, not the chinese soup spoon I would have liked. I even convinced PBJ to try a spoonful and he liked it. I picked out a combination plate D12: Sweet & Sour chicken, pork fried rice and chicken wings ($7.75). The rice was very good, not dry, not over ‘fried’. It had little pieces of onion, and pork. I would have liked some egg, but I’m not complaining since I’m not sure if the egg is a standard fried rice ingredient. My chicken wings were very hot, not oily or undercooked. I’d call them perfect. The sweet & sour chicken was five smallish size pieces of chicken fingers. They were not heavily breaded and the chicken was ideally cooked inside. The sauce wasn’t overly sweet or sour, and not so much sauce on the plate that everything else was covered. I also was treated to a piece of pineapple and a cherry.
The fortune cookies made no sense as usual and the pineapple chunks served as desert were tasty. I would have liked wet naps, but I’m not going to complain too much about my sticky fingers. The service was not pushy, or “over solicitous” (I watched Mystic Pizza this weekend…). The tea was good and the water didn’t have the chlorine “town water” taste to it.
If I had a star rating system (which I don’t), I would give it 4 out of 4 stars. The food was excellent (star), service was superb (star), atmosphere sublime (star), and the value was outstanding (star). There was also no abnormally long wait, a full liquor license for those inclined, and a non-obnoxious atmosphere. Oh, and take-out is available.
And as a bonus to all you people with little kids not wanting to go out and bother fellow dinners: the restaurant wasn’t overly busy (we were one of only two tables occupied) so bring the whole family with you!
Located in Falmouth (Teaticket) across from the Post Office, next to a fish market. No website available.