PDX: Good, old-fashioned Chinese lunch specials? (or buffett)
You know the ones where you get soup and an eggroll and fried rice with your entree - all for 6 or 7 dollars
but im looking for a place thats actually good, not just one thats cheap and loads up your plate
or, actually, if theres a TRULY good chinese/asian buffett in portland, id be very interested in hearing about it!!! when i say good buffett, im not too picky - it just has to be fresh and the meat has to be of decent quality (white meat chicken, no gristle, etc)
thx in advance!
That doesn't sound like Chinese food to me. Or rather, a very stereotypical concept of Chinese food.
Sorry, comewhatmay, other people don't seem to have a true understandiong, and appreciation, of your perfectly good question. I have enjoyed Chinese food in New York, San Francisco, and Beijing, and yet, I often crave that classic American Chinese lunch buffet too.
I recommend the Szechuan place on Barbur, right where Multnomah Boulevard crosses under Barbur. The hot and sour is good, and they usually (but not always) have a nice broccoli with tofu. Also the General Tsos is as good as anywhere, but ideally, you get it as the guy brings it out from the kitchen, so the chicken chunks are still crispy. You know what I'm talkin' about!
re: surfer dude
"Also the General Tsos is as good as anywhere, but ideally, you get it as the guy brings it out from the kitchen, so the chicken chunks are still crispy. You know what I'm talkin' about!"
LOL - I know EXACTLY what you're talking about! Thanks for the recommendation. Such fare is total comfort food for me.
Not a buffet, but a good inexpensive lunch (specials like you are talking about) can be found at Thien Hong up on Sandy around 67th.
I am not a tofu fanatic, but their General Tsao's tofu is even better than the chicken. Other good stuff there includes the salt/pepper squid, fried tofu w/shrimp paste, whole fried fish and moo-shu pork. These might not be on the specials menu at lunch, but are worth "splurging" for anyway.