Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House (Orlando)

Posted on June 8th, 2017 · Chinese Orlando

***** Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House, 1246 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 896-8988.

Consider this tale a “Public Service Announcement.”

Jeff Eats first told you guys about Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House way-back on 2/13/13!

For what it’s worth, I’m kinda thinking that now that it’s SUMMER over the next 3-months, a number of you folks are gonna be visiting the Orlando area for various reasons (vacations, college enrollment, etc.). With that in mind, if you don’t “try” Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House, 1246 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 896-8988- when you’re in Orlando- you’ll be making a huge mistake!

Trust Jeff Eats on this one, some of the best “real” and Brooklyn Jewish American Chinese Food circa 1957 in Florida!

Just so you know, Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a couple of friends ate there last Sunday night (6/4/17)- thus the “Public Service Announcement.”

No bs- this Tasty Wok joint could- easily compete with the best Chinese joints in New York City and San Fransico’s- China Towns!


Posted on February 13th, 2013

***** Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House, 1246 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803, (407) 896-8988.

This is a very simple Chinese food “story.”

Jeff Eats recently tried Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House in Orlando and it was absolutely dynamite.

Real simple…this is a bare bones “hole in the wall” joint—ducks hanging from the ceiling.

Tasty Wok’s menu will please you-guys who want “real” Chinese food (whatever REAL means?)–and also guys like me who are looking for Brooklyn-Jewish circa 1950’s Chinese food.

A recent outing had Jeff Eats, Mrs. Jeff Eats and a bunch of friends doing:
1. wonton soup,
2. egg rolls,
3. fried meat dumplings,
4. roast pork,
5. sweet and sour pork,
6. general tso’s chicken,
7. shrimp in lobster sauce,
8. pepper steak,
9. roast duck
10. shrimp fried rice

Like I said a few seconds ago…absolutely dynamite. No fooling around here, some of the best Chinese food Jeff Eats has eaten in Florida.

Nothing for nothing, food and decor-wise, Tasty Wok could successfully compete with most of NYC Chinatown’s players. To be perfectly honest with you, I’d match Tasty Wok’s roast duck and roast pork up against NYC Chinatown’s best joints–any day of the week. Those two “items” alone, were worth the price of admission.

You Orlandoians got a homerun going here.

Tasty Wok is open 7 days a week 10:30am-9:30pm.

Just a “suggestion”—check the YELP reviews on this one. There are something like 100 reviews and other than a small handful—most folks loved Tasty Wok. The comments should “give” you some more color about Tasty Wok.

5 Comments to “Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House (Orlando)”

  1. JoyceEatsBagels says...

    That wonton soup looks amazing.
    The next time that I’m in Orlando I am definitely trying this joint.

  2. Jeff,
    My husband and I have eaten there 3 times and the food is outstanding. You are so right that it’s as good if not better than most of NYC’s China Town joints.
    Great recommendation.

  3. Jack Gold says...

    The closest joint that S. Florida has to Tasty Wok is Silver Pond in Lauderdale Lakes which is very good.
    Ive eaten in both joints and Silver Pond is no match for Tasty Wok.

    If you like Silver Pond, you readers will go absolutely nuts about Tasty Wok.

    Silver Pond (Lauderale Lakes)
    Posted on August 3rd, 2012 · Chinese Lauderdale Lakes

    ***** Silver Pond, 4285 North State Road 7, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida 33319, (954) 486-8885.

    Back on December 13, 2006 Jeff Eats did a “story” on Silver Pond a Lauderdale Lakes Chinese joint…suffice it to say, I absolutely hated the food. Well! Almost 6-years have come and gone since that initial-review and during that time Jeff Eats-received numerous positive written and verbal comments about Silver Pond. Many who corresponded, insinuated that Jeff Eats was crazy and that Silver Pond was one of the best, if not THEE BEST Chinese restaurant in South Florida…I will tell you included in THEE BEST group was Brother Jeff Eats and Brother Jeff Eats’ wife, Sister-In-Law Jeff Eats. Now nothing for nothing, Jeff Eats is one tough-cookie…despite that “toughness” last night I finally gave-in and gave Silver Pond another try.

    Applying my Brooklyn-Jewish-Chinese taste-test circa 1959…I “sampled” wonton soup, roast pork fried rice, bbq ribs, pan fried dumplings, sweet & sour chicken, sweet & sour pork chops, general tso’s chicken, lobster in garlic sauce, roast duck…

    Here’s my “current” take on Silver Pond…the wonton-soup was good, but not great—the roast pork fried rice was good, but I’ve had better—the bbq ribs were delicious, right up there with best of breed—the pan fried dumplings were delicious—the sweet & sour chicken was very good—the sweet & sour pork chops were delicious—the general tso’s chicken wasn’t too good—the lobster in garlic sauce was delicious—the roast duck was delicious.

    Would I go back? Absolutely! Can’t really give you an answer as to why my 2006 and 2012 “opinions” are so diametrically opposed. What I do know, is that when I ate there in 2006 the food stunk…I also know, that last night’s meal was very-very good. Go figure!

    I think, actually I know that if you do a simple Silver Pond “search”—you will find numerous “comments”—that the joint has 2- menus, one in English and one in Chinese—that this is a “real” Hong Kong Style Chinese Restaurant—that this is an “authentic” Chinese restaurant not some Cantonese fast food joint—that the joint is always jammed with Chinese people eating there…for what it’s worth, Jeff Eats learned a long-long time ago that South Florida is loaded with balmalochas (for those who don’t know, balmalochas is the sarcastic yiddish term for “experts”)! For what it’s worth, most people (Jeff Eats included) don’t have a clue as to what good Hong Kong Chinese food is all about. Hell! I can’t even figure out how to use a pair of chopsticks. What I do know, is that my Brooklyn sensibilities tell-me, that I enjoyed almost every dish I had, the prices were “mom & pop” Chinese restaurant reasonable, there was a ton of food, the service was just fine, that I enjoyed eating with my family and that Brother Jeff Eats picked up the check!

    In closing, Jeff Eats is really glad that he was “talked” into trying Silver Pond again.

    Silver Pond is open Monday, Wednesday-Friday 11:30am-midnight, Saturday-Sunday noon-midnight, closed on Tuesday.

  4. Murray Strauss says...

    Now I want Chinese food …

  5. Long Tall Sally says...

    Ive eaten there several times and Tasty’s food is delicious.

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