29 Sep China Town Restaurant celebrates 20 years
The food has always been enjoyed by a following of young and “young at heart” diners. The seemingly endless buffet lines offer an immense array of Chinese specialties, all cooked on site. Some of these are Sweet & Sour Chicken, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Lemon Chicken, Sesame Chicken, General Tsao Chicken, Mongolian Been, Green Pepper Steak, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Sweet & Sour Pork, Vegetarian Delight, soups, appetizers, fruit, stir fry and homemade cakes.
The food is a culinary delight for anyone, and one cannot help but be aware of the peaceful atmosphere. Joseph and Grace create this “restful” dining atmosphere by design – they are both devout Christians, and the establishment is built on prayer. In fact, you always hear sacred music in the background and see a large scripture passage in the entryway of China Town.
With the rigorous schedule the couple keeps, there is little time to attend a mission, so the restaurant has become their “mission” for the diners. This restful, peaceful “mission” can seat 241 guests! As a special addition to the newly re-opened restaurant, there are private dining rooms for parties, as well.
I asked the parents of some children that are regulars what their favorite item on the menu might be, and the answer was “chicken on a stick,” followed by Lo Mein (or Rice Noodles). We did not expect to find “chicken on a stick” – and we were also pleasantly surprised to see Weight Watcher’s special dishes of Steamed Mixed Vegetables, Steamed Chicken with Mixed Vegetables and Steamed Shrimp with Mixed Vegetables, as well.
Another amazing fact regarding China Town is the price of lunch at $6.55 and dinner at $8.25 per person – for an elegant array of Chinese cuisine, choice after choice!
The latest addition to the menu fare is the Sushi Bar, exquisitely prepared on site by Kangloony Wong — the high energy, servant-spirited young man that has been a part of the China Town Restaurant family for many years. Besides Wong, Shawn and Coco Young and David and Jenny Lee are all part of the Young family of cooks and servers. At the time of this interview, the newest member of the family, Noah, was celebrating his “100 days” — a Chinese tradition that has remained a part of the Young celebrations!
China Town is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. For additional information, please call 501.450.9090.