Saturday, November 3, 2012

China Uno Lives Up to Its Name

It’s been nearly two years since I’ve reviewed China Uno, my lone go-to spot for Chinese food when I want something close to home. The restaurant has changed ownership in recent months, but if anything it’s only gotten better with time.

Situated near the Harris Teeter in the bustling Village Walk Shopping Center in Holly Springs, China Uno serves a enticing blend of Szechwan, Hunan, Mongolian, Cantonese and other Chinese cuisine that’s a cut above what you’ll find and any similar establishment.  What’s more, the eatery offers full table service in a warm, traditional Asian-flared setting.

For the midday meal you can choose from 18 bargain-priced lunch box offerings, which will only set you back $4.95. Whether you choose pepper steak with onion, General Tso’s chicken, Szechuan shrimp or moo goo gai pan, you can’t go wrong.  All lunch box portions are served with fried rice.

Among the two dozen dinner combos, the Tai curry steak, chicken string bean and hot & spicy shrimp are standouts.  Served all day for just $7.25, the generously portioned dinner combos are accompanied with egg roll and fried rice. Ask for a shrimp spring roll instead. Even if you have to pay an upcharge, it’s worth it.

All menu offerings at China Uno are free of MSG and cooked in 100 percent vegetable oil.

Whatever you do, be sure to try the stupendously tasty hot & sour soup. It’s filled with chunks of bamboo shoots, mushrooms and tofu. Top it off with some crispy noodles, and you’ll experience dining nirvana.

During my most recent visit with my wife, the owner brought out a refreshing mango-infused dessert and informed us that it was on the house. Is it any wonder why I love this place?

 China Uno on Urbanspoon



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