Yet another Chinese place has opened up. located in the Olde Ridge Shopping Ctr on 202. It's a pleasant place - self serve. They have a bench seat for take-out. (I was getting TO). BYOB. For a while they have a 20% off Grand Opening special
Alas, My meal was mediocre. The Boneless spareribs (5.95) were over cooked and leathery. The steamed Chicken dumplings (6 for 4.95) seemed to be just pieces of white chicken wrapped in pastry - I couldn't discern any other addition - veggie or spice. The Hunan Beef ((10.95) was good and just barely spicy - I suppose I could ask for hotter. The true Joy was the Pork Fried Rice (4.50) - lots of big pieces of meat, some nice veggies and very flavorful.
Since it was Take out, everything was portion controlled. It did seem everything was being cooked to order as folks at tables had to get their various items individually. If you eat in, I think the portions may be bigger and they are presented nicely on high quality china. The "small" soups I saw being served were what most people would consider a big bowl! You may want to share at first.
Folks were pleasant and friendly and there seemed to be a lot of traffic in the 20 mins or so I waited for my order. Maybe it was just opening week jitters - I may give them a second try since the prices are pretty good.