Restaurant Listings: Chinese

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Chen Express

221 Country Club Park (Crestline Village, Mountain Brook)
871-7588
Dine-in, take-out and delivery. A thread on cheap eats on Chowhound.com in August 2007 noted, "They are quick, pretty inexpensive, and more importantly, they DELIVER. I've had their pot stickers and steamed chicken and vegetables. Both were very tasty."

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 02:53PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

China Doll 2

2656 Valleydale Rd (near intersection with Caldwell Mill)
980-7151‎
This Indian Springs are restaurant was recommended by a Bhamdining.com reader: "Really great food, and huge portions! Living off of 280, this really beats Golden Palace, and any of the others around here."

Posted on Wednesday, October 22, 2008 at 10:13AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | CommentsPost a Comment

Chop Suey Inn

813 Green Springs Hwy Ste F
942-9782
On Green Springs Hwy. across from Mazer's in the Homewood area, Chop Suey's claim to fame locally is they reportedly seem to have nearly replicated the egg roll recipe from the legendary Joy Young's. Other than that, they're said to have good, inexpensive, Americanized Chinese takeout food. One person described it on Chowhound.com as "the little hole in the wall that could," and someone on the Homewood board on Al.com said, "Chop Suey is much better than that over-priced place on Valley."

Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2007 at 02:44PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments10 Comments

Dragon Restaurant

114 Wildwood Pkwy. (Homewood)
945-8711
We haven't been there, but a couple of readers recommend it. "They'll ruin every other Chinese restaurant for you," says one. Another writes, "I have eaten at countless "Chinese" restaurants. I thought Wang's was good until I tried the Dragon. They have the best hot and sour soup I have ever eaten." A review last year on ChefMoz.org says, "It is probably the best Chinese food you will ever eat. The service is friendly, the atmosphere authentic, and all dishes are served without the addition of MSG."

Posted on Friday, October 17, 2008 at 09:19AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments7 Comments

Emperor's House II

7740 Crestwood Blvd. (Irondale area, near Century Plaza)
956-8287
Huge, all-you-can eat buffet with more than 100 items daily. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Get it to go by the pound. You can also order off the menu.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 12:50PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments3 Comments

Golden Palace Restaurant

7001 Crestwood Blvd # 606 (west of Century Plaza)
595-6868
We haven't been there, but have heard from others that they have excellent hot and sour soup and some of the best egg rolls in town.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 12:47PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments9 Comments

Ming's Cuisine

514 Cahaba Park Circle (off Hwy. 280 across from Target plaza)
991-3803
Reviewers on Yahoo Travel give it five stars for the food, with high marks for hot and sour soup. If you're adventurous and not in a hurry, try the whole Szechuan fish.

Posted on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at 12:17PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments4 Comments

Mr. Chen's Authentic Chinese Cooking

1917 Hoover Court (next to Green Valley Drugs)
824-8283
http://www.mrchenschinesecooking.com/
The Chen family, who came to Birmingham from Taiwan 24 years ago, previously operated the Red Pearl restaurant, reports Bob Carlton in the Birmingham News' City Scene. Some of the most popular dishes include braised pork meatball, smoked duck, salted crispy whole shrimp, shredded chicken with cilantro, sizzling beef, and spare ribs wrapped in lotos leaf. Chowhounds were largely happy. "This is not your typical Chinese menu. No Moo Goo Gai Pan and electric-red sweet-and-sour dishes (although there are kung pao chicken and sesame chicken). Instead think Basil Squid, Ginger and Onion Crab, Spare ribs wrapped in Lotus Leaf, Braised Beef Belly in hot pot," wrote one.
Read our review here. 

Posted on Thursday, February 26, 2009 at 08:50PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments7 Comments

Red Pearl Restaurant

243 West Valley Ave., Homewood
945-9558
Lunch and dinner. No alcohol available. Part of the Super Oriental Market, Red Pearl Restaurant offers Chinese-American staples like Sesame Chicken and Moo Goo Gai Pan, but also more authentic fare such as sizzling pork intestines in Szechuan sauce and fish head hot pot. Generally considered by foodies to be one of the best Chinese restaurants in town.

Posted on Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 12:45PM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments6 Comments

Shangri-La

4500 Montevallo Road, Suite 103B (a block west of the intersection with Oporto Madrid; not far from Century Plaza/Crestwood area)
951-3168
A Bhamdining reader told us Shangri-La has "some of the best Chinese I've had in Alabama. Their hot and sour soup with fresh  mushrooms and shrimp is to die for." Reviews on Yahoo! Travel give it five stars, praising the hot and sour soup, egg drop soup, mu shu pork, crispy duck. One says, "High quality ingredients at fair prices served promptly. Can't ask or expect more from a 'strip mall' dining experience."

Posted on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 11:06AM by Registered CommenterDeborah Lockridge in | Comments7 Comments
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