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Steve K Nov 11, 2006 07:56 PM

Any halfway decent Chinese restaurant someone can recommend in Bend, Sisters, or Redmond?

  1. mizinformation Nov 13, 2006 05:43 PM

    well, I'm not a connoisseur of Chinese cuisine by any stretch, but I'd say Chan's (Bend) is at least halfway decent. Nothing like you'd get in Seattle, San Francisco, or NYC but I'm guessing you're not coming to Bend specifically for the Chinese food.

    http://www.chanschinese.com

    The portions are *huge*, too.

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      cody321 Nov 14, 2006 11:01 PM

      There isn't a single decent chinese restaurant in Bend, period. Chan's has the same brown sauce chinese as all the rest. There are two decent Thai, Toomies and a brand new one, Angel Thai. Jodie Menton, Merenda's, is supposed to open an upscale asian restaurant. We definitely need it in Bend.

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        Steve K Nov 14, 2006 11:18 PM

        Where is Angel Thai?

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          mizinformation Nov 15, 2006 05:08 AM

          I haven't tried it, but here's the address/phone:
          Angel Thai Cuisine
          1900 NE Division St. #110, Bend 541-388-5177

          Chan's is nothing out of the ordinary, but I've been to a "chinese" restaurant where I was served canned bean sprouts lumped on top of those fried chow mein noodles (not in Bend but in Idaho Falls--guess I should've known better!) What's your critera for "halfway decent"?

          On a related note, has anyone tried the Vietnamese restaurant in Redmond? I can't seem to get there when they're open.

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            Steve K Nov 15, 2006 02:57 PM

            Admittedly, Chan's is halfway decent. First time in Bend about 6-7 years ago, made the mistake of ordering takeout for the two of us, I think three dishes. When I picked the order up, it was in a large grocery bag, and could have served 6. It would just be nice to have a place that did more with fresh seafood.

            Hope Mr. Denton keeps his eye on the ball. Merenda has gone downhill bigtime, but it will be interesting to see what the asian place is like.

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        cody321 Nov 16, 2006 10:01 PM

        I've tried the Vietnamese in Redmond twice. It's in the Fred Myer's Center. Not so hot. Had Pho & was really disappointed. Broth tasted like boullion cubes. Other dishes equally dull.

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          msplum Nov 17, 2006 04:19 AM

          Szechuan is worth trying for basic Chinese dishes. Food has been fresh/tasty the couple of times I've been there. 1600 NE 3rd St

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            Steve K Nov 17, 2006 02:29 PM

            Y'know, fresh and tasty is a cut above the places we've gone. We'll try it, thanks.

            And thanks to the other folks who have put their two cents in.

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