Mar 26, 2017
I've been ordering takeout from China House for about 15 years or more so now (although I unfortunately still haven't eaten in at their restaurant or ate at their buffet!)
Their egg drop soup is my number one comfort food, especially when I'm not feeling well (much better than our typical American chicken noodle soup stuff). Although I usually do add some thinly sliced scallions, black pepper, & maybe a tiny bit of soy sauce. But I love their base recipe dearly, and I always enjoy their soups. My daughter especially likes their chicken noodle...it is packed full of these really thick noodles. Their hot & sour soup is always amazing, and I don't think I can ever make an order without it. I love how they use so many different ingredients in it, the broth flavor is just perfect, and I especially love the wood ear mushrooms they use....I can just never get enough of those mushrooms. I wish they would make a dish just with those beautiful wood ear mushrooms, lol, they are really that delicious.
The pepper steak was great as always, and it's always one of my favorites. It's one of the most addicting dishes I know, and I just can never get enough of it. This is that one dish that usually prevents me from trying a new dish, lol. I just love it too much, and I can't help myself. The crispness of the peppers and onions is just wonderful, and so is that sauce. I think I could really just happily live for the rest of my life off of their pepper steak, egg drop soup, hot sour soup, spring rolls (which are always perfectly crispy), and their Crab Rangoon.
My only word of advice (and my daughter eats them the same way I do), is to not use the orange sauce that comes with the Rangoon, but instead to just put a few drops of soy sauce in the corners of it. Then it's just perfection. Even when cold. Same thing with using only a little bit of soy sauce on their deliciously crispy spring rolls. But that may just be a difference in taste....we typically love more salty & savory, rather than the sweet and sour type foods.
I love many of their other dishes as well...their Dragon Phoenix soup is just amazing. If you get the Won Ton soup? Then get their "House Special Wonton Soup", instead of the standard one, its really nice, every time I've ordered it. Their steamed dumplings are very nice (that dipping sauce is just perfect and I can't get enough of it.) The Szechuan string beans are absolutely addicting, I can never stop eating them. I also love their Moo Goo Gai Pan (one of my old favorites), and the Singapore Chow Mei Fun. I also love the spicy wontons (which I get a whole order for free ordering after ordering $20 or more online), and that spicy peanut sauce they come with is just wonderful.
I could go on and on about their different dishes, but I just want to say that China House has always had excellent service, in all the 15 years or so that I've known them. They are always one of the absolutely most polite and friendly places around these parts, and are always the most generous and accommodating. Their hot tea is always lovely, too. They are my favorite restaurant around here, and have been for a long, long time.