What’s a day without Chinese food? I almost don’t know! What’s for lunch? Well, that was the question for Mee V. Stoogas and I to decide. It’s getting harder and harder to find sit down Chinese restaurants on Long Island that are nearby, and that we haven’t been to. We found an old school Chinese restaurant, near Mee V. Stoogas’s old school (following me?), “China Palace“, located at 185 Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542. The memories of going to an old time Chinese restaurant are like taking a stroll down memory lane. Ahhh!
I don’t think I’ve ever been to a Chinese restaurant that had so many different Luncheon Specials. 39 choices! So, what did we order? Of course, we ordered our go to dishes, Chicken Chow Mein for Mee V. Stoogas, and Beef with Broccoli for me.
There was a handwritten note on the menus that said “Free Wine” on a sticky inside the clear protective coating. I assumed it was only for dinner, but I just had to ask if it came with lunch. Our Waitress laughed, and said “Yes, it’s for Dinner”. But I guessed she liked us, and said if we wanted a glass, we could have a glass. We had a glass. Score!
Being that this was an old time Chinese restaurant, we had to put it to the test. That’s right. The vaunted Sparerib test!
Somethings are just like they were in the good old days. The BBQ Spareribs were fantastic! Very meaty! They almost fell off the bone. And the BBQ sauce? Sweet! In fact these spareribs were so meaty that I was practically full after eating just two of them.
Next came our soups, Wonton Soup for me, and Hot and Sour Soup for Mee V. Stoogas. I really liked the wonton soup. It was reported that the Hot and Sour Soup was good too. China Palace was looking mighty good right about now.
Our entrees were served up next. At this time I was wondering if they gave free refills on the drinks. But, I never did pose the question.
Chicken Chow Mein was Chicken Chow Mein. The Beef with Broccoli was ok. The Pork Fried Rice was a little on the dry side. Because I filled up on the spareribs, I couldn’t finish my dish, so I have a nice meal for lunch tomorrow. Sometimes, Chinese food tastes better the next day.
Let’s see what tomorrow brings!
Humbly submitted for your consumption,
—Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)