Panda Chinese Gourmet
6080 Falls Rd., Baltimore
Avoid this overpriced excuse for a Chinese restaurant. What a waste of money.
I had the displeasure of ordering delivery from the above restaurant yesterday evening.
The experience started well enough with an order taker that was courteous and fluent in English. The delivery was quick - under 30 minutes. The food was hot when I received it. The packaging was pretty in bright red Chinese delivery boxes.
Ready to eat, we first tried the Crabs on half moon (Crab Rangoon). The outside was a little overdone, but these crunchy little dumplings were delicious--good ratio between wrapper and filling (real crab meat by the way).
Then it was downhill from there. Egg rolls were pure salt. The beef lo mein was pitiful--overcooked swollen noodles w/ overly soft meat, absolutely no flavor whatsoever.
The steak and vegetable special made w/ filet mignon. I don't believe for one second that it was made of filet. The meat was tough and the veggies all overcooked. The sauce again was flavorless.
Everything there is homemade. But homemade crap, is still crap. Their pricing is 20%-30% over the other Chinese restaurants, but the value is certainly not there.
My favorite Chinese in the area is Kirby's Szechuan on S. Charles street.
Can any of you hounds recommend another Chinese restaurant in the Baltiimore area worthy of visit?