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Fortune (the new Westbury Chinese)


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Fortune (the new Westbury Chinese)

budcar | Jun 13, 2009 10:19 PM

We arrived at 5:00pm and were looking forward to trying this newly opened restaurant. The place was well decorated, the bathrooms spic and span, but nary another patron although one Chinese foursome and a few caucasians had arrived by the time we left.
My companion and I ordered from the American menu. The dishes we prefered were there although we had originally had the Chinese menu in mind. What we ordered: wonton soup which my companion judged acceptable, hot and sour soup which was okay, not at all Flushing style meaning it lacked ingredients like mushrooms and meat, but it was okay.
Tea,for which a charge of $2.00 was levied for a decanter. I ordered jasmine tea and they served it as a teabag inserted into the hot water. Again, it was acceptable, but the presence of steeping leaves was missed. .
We ordered two main courses: first, chicken with black bean sauce. A large dish was presented which included sliced chicken, onions, a few other veggies and numerous black beans. Overall, it was okay, but sorely devoid of flavor despite the presence of the beans. I added chili and soy sauces to add some flavor and it worked. The last dish was shrimp with lobster sauce which was passable, but the lobster sauce was thin and had no pork bits to enhance the taste. The shrimp were medium sized , plentiful and fresh.
In toto, the food was average.

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