House OF Fortune - Plainville MA
Noticed a new place had gone into one of the stripmalls in front of the North End Deli,
so i decided to take my 4 year old daughter on a scouting mission.
Overall at first glance, this place has the rather typical sino-american strip mall menu featuring pupu platters, General tso's chicken,lo mein and a giant scorpion bowl , however they seem to be really well done: my daughters terriyaki beef and chicken fingers were quite nice (kids box $6) , with the beef actually retaining the good taste and texture often destroyed in overcooking meat on a stick. Also the interior elevates it above many of its competitors whose interiors are really showing their age.
As a nice surprise the menu also feaures a "Authentic Asian Corner" that is probably a bit more appealing to the average chowhound. From this section i selected the cold Soy Bean Sprouts with spicy garlic sauce ($5, refreshing and odd in a good way) , the Hot and sour Spicy Steamed Wontons ($5 excellent good spicing) and the Chicken and Cold Noodle w/ spicy sesame sauce ($6.50 very odd initially and a little offputting, but then i really started liking it)
Service was excellent throughout
A very nice addition to the local scene
/I eventually noticed i recognized the proprietress who ran open and recently sold off the similarly named "Fortune House" In Cumberland, much of the food and decor of the new place are quite similar, though it looks like they at least doubled the square footage of the old place.
North End Deli
5 Man Mar Dr, Plainville, MA 02762