Review: China WokAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
9546 Allisonville Road, Suite 135
Indianapolis, IN 46250
I love Chinese food and especially love it when I find a good Chinese takeout place. I’ve reviewed Hong Kong Cuisine before, but since it is a slight hike from my house, I don’t go there often. Recently, I realized that it had been quite a while since I had eaten Chinese food and was craving it, so I decided to get some for dinner. Sadly, my go-to place near my house had closed since the last time I had ordered takeout (this has been several months), so I was on the lookout for a new place nearby and that led me to China Wok.
We’ve discussed on this blog previously how there are certain Chinese menu items that allow you to guage how good a takeout place is going to be based on how they prepare certain “staples” of any Chinese menu. Since I was trying out a new place, I stuck to one of those staples and ordered…
What I Got: General Tso’s Chicken dinner combination; $6.50. Served with pork fried rice and an egg roll.
One of the perils of writing for a food blog is that sometimes you are so hungry that you forget to take a picture before you tear into your food. As you can see, this was the case with me this time as I ravenously devoured half of my meal before I realized I had not yet taken a picture. Fortunately, I was able to salvage one before I ate the entire meal.
In terms of taste, don’t let my speed of eating fool you into thinking this was the best Chinese takeout I’ve ever had, because it wasn’t. Still, it was tasty. The General’s Chicken, while not perfectly tender (it was slightly overcooked actually) had that correct mix of spice in the sauce, crunch in the breading and overall flavor that you enjoy in Chinese food and especially General Tso’s chicken. It wasn’t overwhelmingly spicy, but it had enough of a kick to make you feel it, which is just the way I like it.
As for the rice and egg roll, well, they were just run-of-the-mill types of stuff. Nothing too outstanding and nothing too awful.
Would I Buy It Again? For Chinese takeout and specifically General Tso’s chicken, yes I would. Like I said, the food was not outstanding or even particularly, but it was very edible and quite economical considering the healthy amount of food that I received. Heaven knows that I’ve certainly had worse food and paid worse prices. Next time, I think I’ll order another one of those “staples” (Lo Mein, Szechuan Beef, etc.) and see how they fare in that respect.