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Mar 19, 2010 05:45 AM

Chinese in Upper Valley? (Hanover NH area)

Is there anything? I have Japanese Korean fix at Yama which is perfectly fine-- but cannot find anything remotely decent for Chinese. Is there nothing or am I overlooking something decent?

Yama Restaurant
96 Main St, West Lebanon, NH 03784

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  1. There is nothing. Welcome to the ethnic food wasteland.

    1. I'll agree with greenstate, there's nothing terribly good here for Chinese food. Orient is probably the least disagreeable

      4 Replies
      1. re: kaszeta

        How disappointing...thanks for posting, Madisoneats. I was hoping somebody in the area would have a secret find. There seems to be so many little Chinese places all over (Ludlow, Lebanon, Claremont etc.) but what's with the "buffet" attraction? Went to Orient (in Hanover) about 3 weeks ago and it just didn't seem as tasty as before. I'll make a pledge to give all these other places a try. (sigh, just came back from LA and some really tasty Asian food). BUT, if you're into preparing your own, the Woodstock Farmer's Market grocery store in West Woodstock is carrying all varieties of Asian food...fresh and jars etc. Also, the little store that was behind the Dirt Cowboy in Hanover has moved to Main St. in Lebanon (near the P.O.). I haven't been to the new location yet so not sure if they are open but they had wonderful frozen dumplings that were made by somebody in Boston.

        Dirt Cowboy Cafe
        9 S Main St, Hanover, NH 03755

        1. re: VTer

          Yiping's Market has opened in Lebanon and sadly, they will not be carrying the hand made dumplings from Boston. They are putting in a kitchen and will make and sell their own dumplings. BTW, the new market is hugely better than the old one, with a good assortment of frozen foods. The Woodstock Farmers Market has the best Chinese sausage; good if you are making your own dumplings.

          Woodstock Farmers Market
          16 Route 4 W, Woodstock, VT 05091

          1. re: greenstate

            Thanks for the input, greenstate...I will look forward to seeing what else Yiping's (didn't even know the name before!) might have to offer now that they have a kitchen and all.

      2. The Angkor Wat in Woodstock Vermont is worth a visit. I was there shortly after if opened (has it been 2 years now?) and was so disappointed I wasn't going to return. But I returned two days ago and things have greatly improved. Mind you, I tried only the Cambodian dishes, though they do offer some standard Chinese fare, so my comments are not on the Chinese food which was the quest of the original post. The food was very fresh, vegetables in the Cambodian soup were crisp and the broth was tasty with a little heat. Chicken with noodles and vegetables in a (very light) red curry sauce (not swimming in the sauce as you might find at an Indian place)..again, crisp fresh vegetables. The chef/owner is on the premises. They have a very small shelf of Asian goods for sale. I recommend you give it a try...I know I will be back soon.

        Angkor Wat
        61 Pleasant St, Woodstock, VT 05091