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China White...excellent Chinese food- finally!!!!

MRS May 16, 2011 11:33 AM

After lamenting for ages about the pitiful Chinese food on this side of the county, I was thrilled but skeptical about China White in Purchase. We ordered in from there last night and I was blown away by how great the food was. I know it's a bit more money than your average Chinese restaurant, but in my opinion, completely worth it. The husband wanted to go back and get more food after we finished!

We ordered shrimp dumplings- which were all shrimp and no filler. BBQ beef bao bao buns that were soft and tasty. The hint of ginger and basil was great. The chicken chow fun was delicious and almost all chicken and the tangerine beef was perfect- faint heat from the ginger and chilies, so soft and tender we didn't even need a knife!

I positively loved everything we ate and didn't feel vile afterwards as I usually do when eating Chinese take -in ( or eat in, too in most cases)

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    food4mood May 18, 2011 05:22 AM

    went last night. those are some of the most ridiculous prices i have ever paid for mediocre food. no thank you, i'll go asiana next time and get the sushi option as well, and the chinese options are better as well.

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    1. re: food4mood
      menton1 May 18, 2011 05:49 AM

      Asiana has the same owners and a very similar menu to Watermoon and Wild Ginger. And a few blocks from Asiana is Penang.

      1. re: menton1
        cubanat May 18, 2011 10:23 AM

        When all these asian-fusion places go out of business I hope and pray that they all turn into 5 Guys Burger places!! Can't comment yet on China White but I do respect MRS in that there muist be something to the good there...

        1. re: cubanat
          MRS May 18, 2011 12:04 PM

          Thanks cubanat...I confess that I have never been to a 5 Guys Burger. Are there any around? What is it like?

          1. re: MRS
            silverstarfish May 19, 2011 12:49 PM

            They are just starting to open 5 guys in Westchester. I think the first one will be in Pelham. Worth the trip. Very good burger.

            1. re: silverstarfish
              menton1 May 19, 2011 04:32 PM

              I'm a 5 Guys dissenter (there are a lot of us). A forgettable burger that is cooked until it's like shoe leather with grease. They add loads of condiments to try to mask the awful burger.

              Smashburger is of the same ilk, the slow/fast food-type burger, except it is worlds above 5G IMO. Also AJ's and Burger Factory blow away 5G!

      2. re: food4mood
        BAFU May 18, 2011 05:59 AM

        I was thinking it was too good to be true. I will be there Sat night and will see for myself. Taking out a 2nd mortgage too....

        1. re: BAFU
          MRS May 18, 2011 06:54 AM

          keep an open mind. you might just like it. we ordered again from there last night b/c the husband was jonesing for the dumplings. I will say, I prefer the beef bao bao to the chicken, but that's just me.

          1. re: MRS
            food4mood May 18, 2011 09:22 AM

            its the same restaurant group as baang in riverside. pretty much the same, a high holy rip off.

            1. re: MRS
              BAFU May 18, 2011 10:43 AM

              An open mind, yes. An open wallet, no (or not again). Will report back.

              1. re: BAFU
                MRS May 18, 2011 12:05 PM

                If you're already going into the evening expecting to be unhappy, why wouldn't you switch your plans? Just askin'...not trying to be obnoxious.

                1. re: MRS
                  BAFU May 18, 2011 12:29 PM

                  "Open mind"....not a closed mind. I've done this before, gone into new places prepared to spend a lot. Sometimes I've been amazed at how good the food is and sometimes appalled at how awful it was. Who said anything about being unhappy?

                  1. re: BAFU
                    MRS May 18, 2011 12:46 PM

                    Well, I meant about the prospect of spending what other posters have deemed, "too much". Perhaps I misunderstood. Sorry. Meant no harm.

              2. re: MRS
                foodiemom10583 May 18, 2011 12:05 PM

                MRS, if you order from them once more this month, you will have covered their mortgage. ;)

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                  MRS May 18, 2011 12:07 PM


          2. davmar77 May 16, 2011 11:45 AM

            interesting choice of name as that's a drug associated term. hopefully it won't hurt them.


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              MRS May 16, 2011 11:46 AM

              I know. We had a good laugh about it. I doubt anyone would really care, though. Would they?

              1. re: MRS
                davmar77 May 16, 2011 11:47 AM

                unless 'certain' customers think there's more to the menu. ;-)

                1. re: davmar77
                  MRS May 16, 2011 11:51 AM

                  hahaha!!! true!

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