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Lancaster-the worst Chinese place in the world?

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Lancaster-the worst Chinese place in the world?

Mut | May 12, 2005 08:20 AM

Grand China has to be the winner of this award! I'm there on business and only wanted a simple dinner of soup and fried rice. How can you go wrong? Go to Grand China! I asked what beers they had and the server reeled off a list including Ichiban which I ordered. She then said several unintelligible sentences punctuated by Tsing Tao which I took to mean that I should order Tsing Tao. No problem. It's an OK beer. My hot & sour soup arrived and it was almost inedible. Really bad with a "flavor" unlike any h&S soup that I've ever had. Then the House Fried Rice showed up. First thing I noticed was that the shrimp were translucent, in other words, not thoroughly cooked. I pointed this out to the waitress who sort of shrugged and walked away. So, I separated the shrimp to the side and dug in to the dish which also included chicken, ham and a few meager vegies. (I made a point of checking to see if the chicken was cooked - it was.) First thing to hit my palate was all the salt/soy sauce. That was the only flavor. I ate about half 'cause I was hungry and then made my escape. Granted, I wasn't expecting a gourmet chow experience but this was a sad surprise.

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