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Category Archives: Chinese

Pagoda Kitchen in Delray Beach offers pricey Chinese-American comfort food

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This sprawling high-end dining spot in the Delray Marketplace in western Delray Beach is a gorgeous restaurant with a menu of serviceable cuisine. It’s more affordable at early bird dining hours. You can’t beat the hospitable staff, but for authentic Chinese food, this is not your destination. By ALAN J. WAX I’d been following the […]

Boca Raton’s Ichiyami Buffet, a wildly popular all-you-can-eat restaurant, offers a diverse selection of Asian dishes in a sleek setting

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Difficult parking and first-come-first-serve seating are not deterrents to patrons seeking to dine on dozens of sushi varieties, cooked Asian dishes and more, all at a fixed price. By ALAN J. WAX Arriving at Ichiyami Buffet and Sushi at Royal Palm Plaza in Boca Raton on a recent Sunday evening, I was taken slightly aback […]

A dim sum adventure at Ten Ten Chinese Restaurant in Sunrise

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A brunch of authentic Hong Kong-style small plates satisfied a group of eight diners. The tab: just $188. By ALAN J. WAX It was shortly before 11:30 a.m. on a recent Sunday that eight of us arrived at Ten Ten Seafood & Grill in Sunrise. The sprawling upscale traditional Chinese restaurant, with 200 seats done […]

A fellow foodie’s Chinese restaurant recommendation proves disappointing

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By ALAN J. WAX It’s been challenging to find authentic Chinese food in the Boca, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach area, so at a recent South Florida foodie event, my ears perked up when the discussion turned to Chinese food. One of the participants, someone I’d never previously met, chimed in with a recommendation for Shanghai City […]

Meaty spareribs, crispy noodles and a side order of culinary education are found at a popular Chinese-American eatery

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Bird Nest Tree, a 40-year veteran of the dining scene serving residents of western Delray Beach’s condo communities, seems an anachronism. A friendly server made dining enjoyable. By ALAN J. WAX The first time we went to Bird Nest Tree, a neighborhood Chinese restaurant in western Delray Beach, eight years ago, I swore it would be […]

A different kind of Chinese cuisine on the menu at Mr. Chen’s Hunan Palace in Delray Beach

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An ownership change and the addition of a dim sum menu at this long-lived eatery have made it a standout in an area where most Chinese restaurants feature the usual Chinese-American fare. To be sure, the old favorites remain at Hunan Palace.  By ALAN J. WAX Dewei Liang wants to make Mr. Chen’s Hunan Palace […]

The menu’s familiar at Delray’s Hunan Gardens

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  Mao Zedong, the most famous person from China’s Hunan Province, probably would not have recognized the dishes at this busy Chinese eatery in Delray Beach “Awesome.” “Excellent.” “It will blow you away.” “The best Chinese food around.” These are just a few of the comments recently found on a search of social media about […]

From the streets of China to Pineapple Grove, Delray Goodies offers jianbing

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A textural, flavorful mouthful can be found in an assuming storefront eatery just a short walk from Delray Beach’s Atlantic Avenue. Have you ever eaten a Jianbing? I never did, until I stopped in for lunch recently at the newly opened Delray Goodies in Pineapple Grove. I’m glad I did. What a Jianbing? It’s one of […]

Real Wok offers dim sum, authentic Chinese offerings, in a Lake Worth strip mall

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Dim sum, including chicken feet and tripe, along with egg rolls and wonton soup, can be found just 15 minutes from Delray Beach Real Wok in Lake Worth is not much to look at and the service can be variable as well as the cuisine, but this place, located deep in a strip mall anchored by […]

Where’s Delray Beach’s best Chinese food? A Chinese-food snob’s response: Tamarac

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When people ask me where’s the best Chinese food in Delray Beach I have one response: Tamarac. I’ve dined at almost every purported Chinese eatery in Delray, Boca Raton and Boynton Beach and with one exception (the ultra expensive Uncle Tai’s in Boca) have been disappointed by the sweet, corn-starch-laden glop that comes out of […]