Gave this relatively new a place a try two nights ago. When I went to pick up my food, nobody else was in the restaurant. The interior is nice, though, with new furniture and a nice new-furniture smell.
Tried the dry fried chicken, which according to Yelp posters (and my coworker here at CHOW) had chicken that rivals the version at San Tung. The chicken held up remarkably well considering we didn't eat it for about 30 mins after picking it up. Sweet sauce, still crispy batter. My dining companion said he would have preferred a bit more sauce (though presumably this could be requested next time), which is why he didn't think it was as good as San Tung. But it's definitely worth a try, and the line is much much shorter!
Eggplant with basil was disappointing for me....the dish was very under-salted and underflavored, and we had to add some fish sauce to it, which helped. But I guess this means they don't use much (or any?) msg, which could be a nice thing for some.
Hot and sour soup had the same underseasoning/lack of umami, but was otherwise pretty good. Peppery (but could have used a bit more white pepper) and plenty sour.
Spinach with garlic was fine.
Rice was a bit dried out, but fine.
Prices are probably on par with San Tung and other places in that area...though there are certainly cheaper Chinese places in the Richmond too. I might return here again for the chicken and to try some other dishes.
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