Seeking good chinese takeout - Middletown NJ
- val ann c Sep 8, 2008 10:36 AM
I'm looking for a good local place for basic Chinese takeout -- chicken & broccoli, hot sour soup, ribs, etc. Anyone know a local place that rises above mediocrity?
Local for us is from Belford in Middletown, westward to Centerville Hazlet.
Some may suggest Crown Palace, but I wasn't impressed.
Maybe there's a little storefront place that does a good job...
Well, here goes, most of my posts about Chinese generally start of with 'When I can't make it over to West Lake...' For Quick take-out I like Great Wall in Hazlet, on Union Ave. & Middle Road in Romeo's Plaza. Decent boneless BBQ Pork, on the sweet side though, good Lo Mein, Pot Stickers (doubt that they are made in house) General Tso's, Moo Shu Pork (never spicy enough!) Yes it can be a little inconsistant at time, as most Chinese take outs seem to be, but it's where I go! It's also the closest to home, I'm sure that is a factor.
I've tried House of Chong twice. First time was bad, second worse. Bando, the new place where Hunan House was, is excellent. However, the last time we got take-out there, there was not a lot of sauce in the entre. That may be a plus or minus, depending on preference.
The place we frequent most often is Ruby Palace on 35, which sounds like it would be the most convenient for you. The food is very good. Not the best around, but certainly decent. And the value is good, as the portions are large and they often throw in something extra. As for the H&S soup, that's my barometer for a Chinese restaurant. Theirs is one of the best I've had around here.