This weekend, I’m visiting Mini Mee at Camp Jewell, between his bi-weekly sessions, which is located in Northwest Connecticut. Always on the Quest to find good Chinese food, I did a little research and found this article, which is being reprinted with permission. The views and opinions expressed in this article do not reflect those of The Chinese Quest, nor should they be considered an endorsement. They are presented more or less as a Public Service Announcement.
A Brief History of Chinese Food in America
For those that live in the Danbury area may be asking themselves, what choices do I have when it comes to Danbury Chinese restaurants? There are plenty of options for Chinese food, but for those that are curious as to how Chinese food came to this country, let’s take a look at just how Chinese food arrived in the United States. Americans were first introduced to Chinese food in the 1800’s. A Chinese immigrant named Norman Asing opened the first known Chinese restaurant in North America in 1849. How did the Chinese first come to America? Because of the discovery of gold out in the western part of the United States, Chinese workers were brought to help build the railroads. They brought their culture with them which included Chinese food. Little did they know that the Chinese and their delicious food would take America by storm. Here is a list of the Chinese restaurants that are considered the best in Danbury.
A Sampling of Chinese Restaurants in Danbury
Great Wall: The Great Wall is considered the best restaurant in the whole city for Chinese food. The food and the service were both considered exemplary and it is ranked number one. Anyone who wants to eat Chinese should consider the Great Wall.
Good Taste: Though it is running a very close second place, this Chinese restaurant also has a very high ranking for good food, a clean restaurant, and great service!
Jeffrey’s Chinese Kitchen: Don’t let the name fool you, Jeffrey may not be a Chinese name, but he still serves some of the best food in all of Danbury.
Panda House: No it is not a section of the Danbury Zoo, this little place packs a big bite and ranks high among its fellow Danbury Chinese restaurants.
China King: Attention all royalty! The China King is open for those of you with a royal palette and a craving for Chinese food. This place is known for its great food, so it is definitely open to those that are royal and otherwise.
Chinese food is the best ever, and has been in this country for over one hundred years largely due to the Chinese immigrant population that came to work on the railroads. There are many excellent places to eat, some of them ranked very high among Danbury Chinese restaurants, and are definitely worth the time to go check them out. Hope you enjoyed the review, have a hearty appetite!
By Avi Martini
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Jeffrey’s Chinese Kitchen is probably my favorite Chinese restaurant, it seems to be the best-regarded one among the local places where they serve Chinese.
people seem to adore it and call it the best chinese take-out choice. i especially appreciate that it has quality rice.
Let me know what you think!
If I do, I will take pics and write a review.
Awesome!! I look forward to it!! Yay!
Only one restaurant mentioned that’s worth dining at is: The Panda House. I was from the area and familiar with many of the mentioned restaurants – only one could even be considered decent among those listed. Of course, just my humble opinion however I personally know friends who will drive down from Woodstock NY just to get an order of their beef n broccoli- that says something!!
WOWZA! And beef with broccoli IS my go to dish when I try a Chinese restaurant for the first time. I may just have to stop there now on my way home.
Thanks for the tip!
It’s just off I-84 Mill Plain rd exit. It’s easy on/ easy off the highway. Right across the street from The Dutchess. Can’t miss the place.
That’s exactly the route I take on the way home!
Then DO it!!! Hope you enjoy!!?