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China Palace, Middletown, NJ - What's a good Tawainese Dish?

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jerseytomato120 Aug 21, 2009 12:15 PM

Thanks to whoever posted about China Palace. I've been driving past it for years thinking it must have been awful and probably closed. If you like Asian food and you've never had Tawainese food - go for it. The hostesss is not terribly friend and she won't help you decide what to order - except when she tells you not to order the fried meatball but its good. I had spicy pork with tofu - take out. The tofu was tender, buttery. The brown sauce had a great flavor, different than all the Cantonese and Sezchaun. the sacuse had fermted black bleans, coriander seeds ginger and chili. The rice was fluffy and tender. Totally worth 8.50. I can't wait to go back to one of their many noodle dishes.

Can anyone reccomend something else worth trying off their menu?

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  1. shabbystorm RE: jerseytomato120 Aug 22, 2009 09:45 AM

    Been here at least 1/2 dozen times. The hostess knows me now, and has always been kind, and helpful. Granted, communication is not always easy, but a smile seems to go a long way. Have never been disappointed with any selection, personally enjoy the pork cabbage noodle soup, or the tofu and pork. Not sure if that helps but thought I would post.

    In addition, if you have not tried Bandu also Taiwanese, also on Rt 35 in Middletown, they also serve up wonderful food and excellent service. Like anything, when dining, so much comes down to personal preference.

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      jerseytomato120 RE: shabbystorm Aug 24, 2009 02:18 PM

      You're point is good about difficult communication. I plan to go back and I didn't know Bandu was Tawainese as well. That's next on the list.

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