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Eating Garden

Goober | Sep 16, 2003 10:43 PM

Had lunch at the Eating Garden, a Chinese restaurant, over on Baldwin near McCaul the other day.

I ordered 1 of the lunch specials: General Tao chicken with vegetables, spring roll, tea, soup (corn or hot n sour), and choice of rice or noodles. Chose the latter for both.

The soup was quite good and very different from other hot and sour soups I've had in the past. On first glance, I noticed the soup to be very orange/red in color. Upon tasting it, it wasn't hot (as in spicy) at all but a good red vinegar was used. I was impressed.

The main came next. Very good portions and the chicken looked great. The noodles are served separately in a bowl (like steamed rice). Both the chicken and the noodles were almost cold and the chicken was way overcooked. But I can tell if it were fresh, the chicken would have been good because of the sauce.

The vegetables were just right. Tender and flavorful.

I had a good experience and would be willing to try them again. Although it is somewhat expensive at $6.95+tax There are better deals to be had in the area.

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