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Searching for good or decent Chinese food in Bucks/Hunterdon County

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We live north of Lambertville but work in Doylestown, so we're looking for some decent Chinese food we can get takout from. I have always liked Mandarin Garden in WG but its a bit far for us now. We've had Hong Kong Sunny by the Superfresh&CVS in New Hope but they seem to have gotten worse and worse over the years. I actually kinda liked the one that had been by the Giant there but they are gone now. And once we tried China Garden on 611 and it was meh. Seems like the only thing decent is PF Changs. Unless anybody else can suggest someplace else?

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  1. Sorry, there's no decent Chinese in the area. Most of it is frozen veggie, MSG slathered chicken pieces kinds of things.

    Duck Sauce in Newtown is about a half step up. They'll do a whole Peking Chicken around the Chinese New Year, offer a "Lite" menu, which has lots of gluten-free, vegan, non-MSG items, etc.

    1. Would Thai do? Thai Spice in Doylestown is a place I enjoy.

      1. I feel your pain. Live just outside New Hope and haven't found anything good -- tried Hong Kong Sunny when we first moved 7 years ago and that was the last time. Just bad. It's really puzzling. There's obviously a market for it.

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        1. re: lsmutko

          Biggest issue is not the market, but really two fold.. 1) the rent. We lost three chinese restaurants in doylestown due to rent issues, (Golden Chopsticks, Hong Kong Jacks and Chong's Garden), and second is proximity of people to open/work the restaurant.

          Chin's in Doylestown is barely passable. It is run by the cook who used to work at Hong Kong Jacks.

          Over in jameson is an outpost of Wild Ginger, the asian fusion place from Huntingdon Valley. They are on York Road in the Giant Shopping Center. Very good if you are looking for vegetarian options. Might be worth a visit cmad.

          The other comment I would make is there are some good restaurants up by Princeton/Princeton Junction. A friend swears by Shanghai Bun. Not sure if that is too far to drive for you.

        2. This won't help but Chong's in Doylestown was very good. Closed a few years ago.

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          1. re: JanR

            The wife of the owner of Chong's passed away last month after a battle with breast cancer. Very sad. They sold in 2000 and it lasted about a year under new ownership before it became a bucks county coffee.

            1. re: cwdonald

              That is sad. My husband tells me they were a wonderful family.

          2. People I work with like Panda Bistro by the CVS is Lambertville, but I don't like any Chinese food in the area. They are better than Hong Kong Sunny though.

            1. I've only been one time, but I very much enjoyed the Sichuan food we had at Lai Lai Garden on Dekalb Pike in Blue Bell.

              www.lailaigarden.com

              1. I also LOVED Szechuan East at Red Lion and Veree Road in NE Philly but my Dad just told me it changed owners :-( I heard in the past they were the same owners or a sister restaurant to Mandarin Garden in WG. Anybody know? Also, anybody know why SE was sold/changed owners? I would give anything to have their Szechuan Shrimp! If I ordered szechuan shrimp anywhere else, I don't think I would get the same thing. It came with seaweed. Who else has had it and know what I'm talking about? Also, what's everybody think of Jannie in Warrington? Worth it or Should I totally skip it? Better off with PF Changs?

                1. Might be a little far to go, But Ginger Garden on East Walnut Street in Perkasie is under new ownership from A family from Flushing New York ( The second NY Chinatown) We are originally from Long Island, and all the Chinese food in the area was below par. This family took this restaurant over, and when they are on, they are wonderful.

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                  1. re: teddybare

                    Ted thanks for the heads up. What did you have to eat there. Is it standard americanized chinese or more traditional. Golden City in Colmar is the only real chinese restaurant I know in the area, but am not a fan of it.

                    1. re: cwdonald

                      We have had Boneless Spare Ribs, Chicken & Brocolli, Moo Sho Pork, Rice Noodles. Basic American Chinese, but very good. Eat in or take out