At the recommendation of a friend, we ate dinner here tonight. We
now regret this decision.
To give this some context, the price range was $7-$12 per person,
even though we mostly ordered appetizers as opposed to entrées
(interestingly, dumplings only come in appetizers).
Upon entering the restaurant, we were immediately struck by the lack
of any Asian customers---always a bad sign when eating at a
We ordered a variety of differently shaped and sized dumplings.
First, the steamed chicken dumplings---as any Asian would tell you,
dumplings should *not* have skin up to a centimeter thick. Although
they contained an ample amount of dry, flavorless ground chicken
breast, these ""dumplings"" can only be described as dry, chewy,
flavorless balls of dough. The experience was not much different
for the fried pork dumplings.
My brother ordered the Szechuan dumplings with peanut sauce.
Luckily, these did not have centimeter-thick skin. Instead, they
were soaked in a disturbingly sweet sauce which was clearly mostly
(sweet) peanut butter. When we first saw this dish, we thought that
it contained two different colors of dumplings. We later realized
that the brown ones were simply normal dumplings whose skins were
washed off by the peanut butter sauce.
My half-cousin decided to try his luck with the orange beef entrée
for a whopping $12.00. Although it wasn't nearly as bad as the
others, he was appalled at the tiny amount of rice given.
My sister's friend ordered the shrimp dumplings for $5.75, hoping
that it would be filling. Unfortunately, in contrast to the
starch-filled dough balls, these were six tiny pieces, about the
size of a ping pong ball. Needless to say, this friend was not
satisfied with the meal.
Finally, we ordered a pork lo mein. Although it was very plain and
far too salty, this was the least putrid dish that we ordered.
Take it from a Chinese person, the food here was horrible, don't
waste your money here.
Pros: No redeeming qualities.
Cons: Stomach-turning food.