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Posted by MsClark on 04/21/2008
Their delivery is so fast I timed them - 11 minutes is their record. I'm 10 blocks away. I don't know how they have time to cook the food but they have great soups, pot stickers and crab puffs. I'm not as sold on the entrees but my favorite is eggplant beef which is spicy and tender. Very friendly. I'm waiting for them now with my stop watch, I'll post again if we have a new record.
Posted by Foodie Girl on 01/07/2008
This is not a fancy restaurant. I have always had food delivered or bought it to go......BUT....I keep returning after more than 15 years. I like the fact that the food will almost always taste fantastic, the portions are very generous and the prices are very low. The family who run the place are very friendly and speak English well (important when placing a phone order.) The greatest bargain in town is their "Luncheon Plate" served till 5pm. This is a wide choice of entree w/ steam rice for less than $5.00. The really cool thing is the option to upgrade to chow mein or fried rice for only an extra buck. Some of my favorites: Won Ton or Hot & Sour soups, Dragon Beef/Chicken, Mu Shu, Cashew Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Potstickers (they are huge) Sesame Chicken, Spicy sauteed String Beans, Salt & Pepper Pork Chop. They have savory and non-greasy chow fun, chow mein.and fried rice. I DO NOT RECOMMEND: Kung Pao Chicken...they make a bizarre dry sauceless version that mystifies me. Likewise, the Chinese Chicken Salad is dressed differently everytime I order it, sometimes hot and mustardy while othertimes sweet and mayonnaisy....often the letttuce is limp. Amazing delivery service.....I have rarely waited longer than 30 minutes from phone call to delivery. They package food properly with all desired condiments and utensils intact. They are also very willing to accomodate special food requests.....unless the grumpy older man answers the phone. Everyone else is really friendly and helpful.
Posted by Richmond food fan on 10/17/2007
We have eaten at and ordered from Tsing Tao for the past 25 years. About 10 years or so ago it seems to have changed hands. The food used to be amazing. They had the most delicate home-made pancakes for Mu shu dishes and the pot stickers used to have wonderful light and thin wrappers that melted in your mouth. All of the battered and fried dishes were light and crispy and other dishes were flavorful and delicious. Since the change, nothing is delicate or expertly prepared. Pancakes for Mu shu dishes have thick gluey edges and are rarely what we would call light. Pot-stickers have a similar thick gluey wrapper style that we find to be inedible. The battered fried dishes that used to be among our favorites (dragon pork-dragon beef etc.) always come out completely over-cooked and dry. Spring rolls now come in a small package. We're certain they come from some central low-rent Chinese kitchen. In the main, they have become fast-food Chinese at best. We would have gladly paid twice their current prices to keep the wonderful quality that the restaraunt used to have. Alas, we have found no good substitute.
Posted by zazu on 07/29/2007
i'm about to go eat there for what is probably my 50th time :)
Posted by Anonymous on 05/28/2007
Very good. excellent take out. One of the cities best values.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/27/2006
Small restaurant cookie cutter typical. Food surprisingly good and prices are very reasonable.