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Posted on 5/24/19.
* Your Favorite Florida- Chinese Joints!
Your input is appreciated!
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.
I love the food at China Gardens in Delray Beach.
Yummy House in Tampa has delicious food.
Love its food.
Hong Kong City BBQ (Tamarac)
Posted on May 16th, 2014 · BBQ Chinese Tamarac
***** Hong Kong City BBQ, 5301 North State Road 7, Tamarac, Florida 33319, (954) 777-3832.
Got a real-good Chinese joint for you…Hong Kong City BBQ in Tamarac.
The beautiful thing about Hong Kong City BBQ is that nobody in your car is gonna bitch about going there. The reason Jeff Eats says that, the joint has dim sum, Brooklyn-Jewish-American Chinese food circa 1957 and authentic Chinese food (whatever that is?).
A party of 6-of us recently gave Hong Kong City BBQ a shot and I gotta tell you, the food was right on the money.
Let me give you a fast run down of what was ordered…
House Wonton Soup.
Egg Drop Soup.
Chicken Corn Soup.
Pan Fried Pot Stickers.
BBQ Roasted Honey Roasted Spareribs.
BBQ Roasted 1/2 Duck.
Shrimp Pan Fried Noodles.
Roast Pork Fried Rice.
Peking Pork Chops.
Sweet & Sour Pork.
Steam Whole Tilapia.
Now, nothing for nothing–not one person in our party “didn’t find what to eat” and everyone agreed that the food was really good. The prices are “neighborhood” Chinese joint prices, the décor is neighborhood Chinese joint décor. Playing to its name–Hong King City BBQ (with the emphasis on BBQ) the joint has some bbq chickens/ducks/pigs hanging over the front counter–which gives the joint a nice New York City Chinatown Dump feel.
You guys know that Jeff Eats really isn’t into doing “pecking orders”…that said, the House Wonton Soup, BBQ Honey Roasted Spareribs, Peking Pork Chops and Sweet & Sour Pork were at the top of my list. Like I said before, everything was really good, but the stuff I just mentioned–was really-really good.
I’m just guessing here, but I’m thinking that some of you guys may want to know: Does Hong Kong City BBQ have any “Early Bird” deals? Yes “Virginia”-from 3pm-7pm- 7 days a week Hong Kong City BBQ has an Early Bird which gets you–soup/egg roll/white or fried rice/entrée.
Let me wrap this one up,
Jeff Eats really enjoyed Hong Kong City BBQ. Give this joint a shot- I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
You can check menu/other stuff at http://www.hkcitybbq.com.
Hong Kong City BBQ is open Monday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-11pm.
Peking Duck in Pompano Beach – Reminds me of New York Chinese Food
Gourmet Gourmet in MIami, food is terrific.
Gary Woo’s Express in Boca Raton has top notch food.
I love the food at Wei’s Long Gong Chinese, 11920 Southwest 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33184, (305) 553-4644.
New Hong Kong in Fort Lauderdale is a must try.
Basically it’s a takeout but if you want it does have a few tables to eat at.
Tropical Chinese Restaurant in Miami.
Kon Chau Restaurant In Miami is a really good one.
Ming’s Bistro in Orlando.
No Name Chinese in Miami.
Red Ginger in Coral Springs has outstanding food that is very 😋 tasty!
Love China Brother in Orlando, Florida.
Gourmet Gourmet in Miami has delicious Cantonese food.
Uncle Joe’s Chinese Restaurant (Palm Beach Gardens)
Rainbow Palace, 2787 Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306, (954) 565-5652.
ITS FOOD IS OUTSTANDING.
Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant (Sarasota)
Love the food from takeout Bamboo Wok in Boca Raton.
China Hollywood in Hollywood.
Pekin Chinese Restaurant, 2293 Southwest 17th Avenue, Miami
Basically a takeout with a few tables.
Try China Taste in Sarasota.
Real Wok in Lake Worth has terrific food. It also has a full dim sum menu.
oldmanJeff…we met you at Kingspoint years ago. What is the best Chinese food in the Boynton , Boca. Delray to lake worth area.
New owners at Silver Pond..have to try it with the new owners. We go there often But need something closer to home. Hate the service at China Gardens…food good but to rushed.
I love China Gardens in Delray Beach. It reminds me of the Brooklyn Chinese restaurants I grew up on in the starting in the 1950’s.
Bamboo Wok in Boca raton has terrific takeout food.
Love Hong Kong City BBQ in Tamarac.
Love this joint.
Posted on December 14th, 2007 · Chinese Delray Beach
***** Hunan Gardens
4900 Linton Boulevard
Delray Beach, Florida 33445
Let me start by saying…HUNAN GARDENS IS A GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD CHINESE RESTAURANT…The operative word in the last sentence is, NEIGHBORHOOD, capice?
Over the years I must have eaten in this joint at least 20 times. I can’t remember a time, when Hunan Gardens failed to pass my circa 1957 Brooklyn Jewish American Chinese Taste Test of – wonton soup-egg rolls-spare ribs-pan fried dumplings-roast pork fried rice-sweet and sour chicken-pistachio ice cream!
Gourmet stuff? I don’t think soooo! This is a good NEIGHBORHOOD Chinese joint to know about. For those who live in the Delray Beach area, Hunan Gardens is located in the “middle” of a strip shopping center located at the southeast corner of the Linton Boulevard/Military Trail intersection.
Hunan Gardens is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. By the way, this joint is owned/run by super-nice people.
One of my favorites is China Gardens in Delray Beach.
ABC seafood in St Pete.
My name is Jeff. I was born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1991, I have lived in South Florida and have eaten in so many restaurants down here, that I now consider myself to be a food expert.
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