1330 E Valley Pkwy Ste M, Escondido, CA | Directions 9202733.131727 -117.064439
Friendly customer service – Service: Excellent and friendly though to get seated you need to catch someone's attention since the entryway is a bit isolated. The tea is free. This is important as a LOT of chinese restaurants nowadays will charge for this.
Restaurant Ambiance: Very nice, cozy, clean with fresh flowers, nice decor and gentle lighting, this was a beautiful restaurant to eat out. It looks relatively classy, not faded & cheap w/ chips everywhere & the dishes ARE CLEAN. No chopsticks on table but requestable
Restroom decor: Serious turnoff. Not dirty just weird and questionable. My fiance said that the men's room had a urinal and a doorless stall with a toilet facing the door directly. But luckily there was a lock on the main door so it must be for single use only. So we thought. But I went to the women's room and there was a doorless stall as well....with two toilets in the same stall. I can't begin to explain that one, but it was certainly weird.
Food: Good and bad depending on what you get. I'll give you the runthrough on what we ordered.
Curry Beef Dumplings. I give this a 8/10. I'm used to them baked in a flaky crust, not deep fried in wonton skins, but despite my initial disappointment and the lack of onion in them, it was still quite tasty and my date and I finished all 10 without problem.
Minced Chicken & Corn Soup: 8.2/10. Good, not excellent, but tasty and finished without problem. The fried wonton skins that came with it were weird but liked by my fiance.
Peking Duck: 0/10. Not peking duck. Fatty, greasy and not the right buns. Had no characteristics of peking duck except the hoisin sauce. Disgusting.
Fried Tofu in brown sauce: 4.9/10. Not bad but not impressive. Can cook at home, probably better.
Egg fried rice: 10/10. For a fried rice not hiding behind frills, this was perfect. Light, not greasy, fluffy and aerated, flavorful, delicate with each grain separated, & a slight char flavor that was tasty & signature to chinese restaurants
User review by karened11 – California Chinese food is uniquely different. This restaurant makes fantastic meals regardless of what tastes your local Chinese provide you. The have a fantastic soup called Sizzling Rice soup. It is delicious. We always go with a large group and no one is disappointed with their choices. The lazy susan in the center of the table helps the sharing of dishes.
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