Restaurant Reviews, specifically Chinese restaurant reviews, is what The Chinese Quest is all about. When all is said and done, the only thing that truly matters is fulfilling our god assigned Quest. Our Quest is to find the best Chinese restaurant on Long Island and New York City. We enter each Chinese restaurant with no preconceived notions, and we leave with unbiased opinions we record when writing our reviews and assigning a numerical rating of each Chinese restaurant that we review.
But, what goes in to these Reviews? It’s a not so secret formula that we apply based upon six criteria. We have described them in the past, but now is as good a time as any to recapitulate them.
Chinese Restaurant Reviews
Here are the metrics that we rate Chinese restaurants on:
- Taste (50%) – To us, this is the most important metric. If it doesn’t taste good, what’s the point? We could do a blind taste test. It all boils (or stir fries) down to the taste. Without taste, it just wouldn’t be right. And if it’s not right, then it’s NOT Chinese Quest worthy.
- Presentation (10%) – Now dazzle our eyes. This is the WOW factor! Let our eyes feast over your dishes. Bonus points if you get us to drool
- Aroma (10%)– Time to close your eyes, and just let your nostrils savor the scents and spices as they waft from the kitchen. If you can make our noses… well, let’s not go there. But, we want all of our senses to be titillated when we spend our hard earned shekels on something. Especially our food. You know, Jews and their food! Aren’t you hungry yet? Good thing there’s a Chinese take-out restaurant practically on every corner. And if you call now, in less than ten minutes you’ll have a happy belly!
- Creativity (10%) – We like to experience something new once in a while. We like it when the Chef dazzles us with their brilliance, and dare I repeat it, creativity!
- Service (10%) – When Mee’s go out, Mee’s want to be treated like Royalty. Treat us (and that goes for everyone) like we are special, and that will go a long way to making our dining experience pleasurable, and increase the likelihood that we will return to that Chinese restaurant again. And again. And disciples of The Chinese Quest will want to dine there as well.
- Jew Appeal (10%) – For the full definition of what this mean, please read our article “What is Jew Appeal?“
When you Rate your Chinese restaurant, what are some of the things that you take in to consideration?
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!“)