Tell Us About Your Favorite Chinese Food

Patch wants to know what you love to eat and drink in area restaurants.

Some might say central Connecticut is a Chinese food desert, but maybe there are some hidden gems out there. So Patch wants to know — what's your favorite place to get Chinese food?

Sure, everyone has a standard take-out spot for pork fried rice or beef and broccoli, but how well do you know your local moo goo gai pan? Are some eggrolls better than others, or do they all taste the same?

Do we have to pony up for a sit-down place with linen napkins to get better quality, or is there a strip-mall storefront that churns out the best General Tso's chicken you ever had?

Each Tuesday, Patch will throw out a different category of food or drink and ask you to tell us about your favorites.  So join in the conversation, and let's talk dumplings!

Cindy Horowitz October 04, 2011 at 12:18 PM
It used to be the go-to place was Cheng du, but ever since they moved the food meter went down. We tried the old back up plan Butterfly's but again the food meter was not blowing us away. Then PF Changs moved into the mall and if you are lucky enough to get a seat without waiting, there are some fun choices on their menu, like the string bean app. But unfortunately they have a little trouble with consistency. So in the end, we really don't eat a lot of chinese food in the area. Besides, it can pack on the calories and who needs that these days?
Tricia Belfonti October 04, 2011 at 12:48 PM
With no doubt, China Gourmet in Southington. Annie and family are wonderful and everything is made to order.
Ronni Newton October 04, 2011 at 01:12 PM
Cindy, if you're looking for healthier and really good Chinese food, try Black Bamboo on Farmington Ave. They offer brown rice as an option, and have other healthy choices, too. They even purchase local ingredients at area farmer's markets. We have not been disappointed yet!
Ted Glanzer (Editor) October 04, 2011 at 02:20 PM
I can't think of another kind of food that draws such disparate opinions. Green Tea in Simsbury (there's one in Farmington, too, but I've never been) is pretty good. I'm usually wary of places that have puns in their names, but Wok on the Wild Side in East Granby is also a good option.
sarah torbick October 04, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Very inappropriate comment
Kaitlin Glanzer (Editor) October 04, 2011 at 06:43 PM
You're right Sarah, thank you. Paul, your comment has been deleted because it is in violation of Patch terms of service.
Jason Vallee (Editor) October 04, 2011 at 07:16 PM
Robert, we have been able to remove it at this point. It should no longer appear on the homepage.
Maria F. October 04, 2011 at 07:24 PM
Jason House on Route 10 is great! I've tried several others over the years and always come back to Jason's. Food is made fresh, and they always throw in a few extras with your order.
Jessie Sawyer (Editor) October 04, 2011 at 08:08 PM
My sister, Jamie's homemade General Tso's chicken is amazing! As for local places, Rice Fields in Canton has a good mix of Asian cuisine, from Chinese to Korean. My family typically gets Chinese food delivered from Cheng-An's in Unionville when we are ordering takeout.


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