Monday, January 05, 2009

At Last! Good Chinese Food in the Castro!

After living here in the Castro for over 10 years, we've finally found a good Chinese Restaurant that delivers!

My favorite Chinese Restaurant, U-Lee, is in Russian Hill, and doesn't deliver. Our other favorite, House of Nanking, is in North Beach, and also doesn't deliver.

Dick and I have tried many, many Chinese delivery places all over the City, and none of them have been very good. That has always surprised me. How hard can it be to find a good take-out/delivery Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco?

Yesterday, we were taking a walk around the neighborhood, and came across House of Chen on Noe Street, just off of Market. We had noticed it before, and had taken a mental note to remember it, but we never had. When we passed it yesterday, I noticed that it had a "As seen on YELP" sign on the front door.

That did it: I pulled out my iPhone then and there and did a search using the YELP application on my phone. (handy app, by the way) The reviews for this place were really good. Apparently, it's been owned and operated by the same family for 20 years. That's always a good sign.

Several reviews mentioned their Sweet and Sour Soup, one of Dick's favorites, and another mentioned their House Chow Fun, one of my faves.

So, we placed our order tonight.

It arrived within 40 minutes, as promised. The food was nice and hot, and it was GOOD! Dick also tried the Tai Chi Chicken, which was mentioned on several reviews.

Two Thumbs Up! We're so excited that we finally found a Chinese Delivery place that we actually like! Let's hope that it lasts!

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