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Just In Case You Were Wondering (Bamboo Wok- Boca Raton)

* Just In Case You Were Wondering.

Today, is Christmas Day!

This year, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats will be picking-up our Chinese food around 5:15pm from Bamboo Wok, 9181 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida (561) 218-6003,

COVID- 19 or no COVID- 19, “religious traditions” are “religious traditions”…


Posted July 6, 2008
***** Bamboo Wok, 9181 Glades Road, Boca Raton, Florida (561) 218-6003…12040 South Jog Road, Boynton Beach, Florida (561). 742-0123…4660 West Hillsboro Boulevard, Coconut Creek, Florida (954) 427-1888.

Bamboo Wok currently has 3 South Florida locations…Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Coconut Creek.

Bamboo Wok is a take-out-only joint.

Bamboo Wok’s food is excellent. The food is as good as your favorite South Florida Chinese take-out…in fact, Bamboo Wok’s food could compete quite nicely with most of NYC’s Chinese eat-in/take-out joints. A few of my favorite dishes are…boneless bbq spare ribs, pan fried dumplings, moo shu pork, beef with mixed vegetables. Trust me on this, if a Bamboo Wok is in your neighborhood, after you order food the first time, you will make this your regular take-out Chinese joint.

Check out Bamboo Wok’s website for menu/pricing details. Bamboo Wok is open 7-days a week.

9 Comments to “Just In Case You Were Wondering (Bamboo Wok- Boca Raton)”

  1. Rose Cohen says...

    Very clever.
    Happy Holiday.
    Our family is picking up food from China Gardens in Delray Beach.

  2. Steve Cantor says...

    Been getting food from Bamboo Wok for years. Including Christmas Day. We takeout from the Coconut Creek location. We’ll be over there around 3:30pm today.

  3. Larry Fine says...

    Spot on.
    Happy Holidays.
    Take care.
    Andy Gold

  4. Ellen G says...

    We got food last night from,

    Hunan Gardens (Delray Beach)
    Posted on December 14th, 2007 · Chinese Delray Beach · [edit]

    ***** Hunan Gardens
    4900 Linton Boulevard
    Delray Beach, Florida 33445
    (561) 498-1898

    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.

  5. Harry Krause says...

    Picking up a large order later today.
    Happy Holiday.

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

    ***** 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.

  6. Joan Epperson says...

    We are going to be at Hong Kong CitybBBQ in Tamarac later today.

    Hong Kong City BBQ (Tamarac)
    Posted on September 9th, 2015 · American BBQ Breakfast Tamarac · [edit]
    ***** Hong Kong City BBQ, 5301 North State Road 7, Tamarac, Florida 33319, (954) 777-3832.

    A recent e-mail received by Jeff Eats.

    Jeff Eats:

    Recently transplanted native Queens NY 61 year old. Been living in Pembroke Pines for 5 months and having serious withdrawal pains from not being able to eat in NYC’s Chinatown. Can you get me back on track with a real Chinatown type joint down here?
    Thank you very much,
    Ronnie W


    Ronnie W:

    Got a good one for you…

    Hong Kong City BBQ in Tamarac- delicious food, NYC Chinatown seedy looking decor, with an almost Call The Board of Health Kitchen…

    I love the joint and you will too!

    Thanks for reading…



    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.
    Lobster Cantonese.

    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

    Hong Kong City BBQ is open Monday-Friday 11am-11pm, Saturday-Sunday 10:30am-11pm.

  7. Marvin Korn says...

    Bamboo Wok is a great choice. Its food is delicious.
    My wife and I use to live in Boca Raton. Two years ago we moved to Tampa.
    Like you and many others we DO Chinese food on Christmas Day.

    About a year ago, we started eating at Yummy House in Tampa. I know that you know this joint. Our food this year is from there.

    Posted on June 9th, 2016
    ***** Yummy House, 22012 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33604, (813) 915-2828.

    For our purposes Jeff Eats is gonna call this Yummy House story…


    Just so you guys don’t think that Jeff Eats has gone senile or something, I know that I’ve already told you about this joint twice (1/30/14 & 7/5/15)-all I can tell you- is that Yummy House’s food is so-good that…


    Last night, Jeff Eats and Mrs. Jeff Eats ate at the Yummy House and the egg rolls, pan fried dumplings, sesame chicken, orange pork chops, roast pork fried rice were all-off the the chart delicious!

    Take it from Jeff Eats, Yummy House is an absolute must try!

    Posted on January 30th, 2014
    ***** Yummy House, 2202 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33604, (813) 915-2828.

    Go figure!

    Some of the best Cantonese Chinese food that Jeff Eats has ever eaten- is being served up by Yummy House–a “typical” mom & pop-decor Chinese joint in Tampa.

    Trust Jeff Eats on this one, I’d match Yummy’s–eggrolls, wonton soup, fried dumplings, bbq ribs, kung po shrimp, hong kong roast duck, sesame chicken, orange pork chops, roast pork fried rice -up-against the best joints that I’ve eaten in/taken out-anywhere in Florida-not to mention New York City and San Francisco’s Chinatowns.

    I ain’t playing here…amazing delicious food, huge portions at real reasonable prices.

    Just as a point of reference, Jeff Eats knows that there are a boat-load of you guys who swear by Silver Pond in Tamarac—Yummy House’s food v. Silver Pond’s food, would be like having matched Joe Louis in his prime against your 87 year old Uncle Joey (by marriage to you Aunt Marlene) who has glaucoma in both eyes…I know, overly dramatic, but definitely not even close.

    Look I know that a ton of Jeff Eats’ audience is in Dade-Broward-Palm Beach—but what is, is! I am telling you, this Yummy House joint is really in a league-of its own. Unfortunately for us (you guys and Jeff Eats), it isn’t in our backyard. But like I just said, what is, is! By the way, that “what is, is” is about 235 miles away/figure 4 hours–unless you’re flying (in a plane, that is).

    So! If you live or work in Yummy’s neighborhood, you now know about a great Chinese joint.

    You can check menu/prices at

    Yummy House is open 7 days a week…11am-3pm, 5pm-10pm.

    One final bit of housekeeping…there are 3 Yummy restaurants in Tampa and 1 -in Sarasota. They are owned by the same folks, but each has a slightly different name. For example Yummy House Bistro, Yummy Noodle House…This review is for the Waters-Tampa location. Jeff Eats has not yet tried the others-so no verdict on their respective food etc.

  8. Janet Krumholtz says...

    Our food this year,

    Posted on August 12th, 2015
    ***** Chinese Guy, 10340 West Flagler Street, Miami, Florida 33714, (305) 227-3111.

    Got an absolutely terrific Chinese joint for you guys…Chinese Guy in Miami.

    Trust Jeff Eats on this one, this “bare bones-hole-in-the wall” is the real deal! You name it- Cantonese, Schezuan, so on and so forth- Chinese Guy-got you covered- and its stuff kills!

    Just between you guys and Jeff Eats, Chinese Guy is definitely one of the best Chinese joints that I’ve been to-down here in South Florida. Look! You know and I know, that “food reviewing” is purely a subjective call- you know the drill…what I like you, you might not like- and vice versa! So with that in mind, I gotta tell you that Chinese Guy’s- wonton soup, bbq ribs, pork fried rice, sesame chicken, pepper steak, pan fried dumplings, shrimp with mixed vegetables were delicious!

    To wrap this one up for you guys…if you want to eat some really good Chinese food- Chinese Guy is a must try!

    You can check menu/prices at

    The joint is open:

    Monday: 11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Tuesday: 11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Wednesday: Closed
    Thursday: 11:00AM – 10:30PM
    Friday: 11:00AM – 11:00PM
    Saturday: 12:00PM – 11:00PM
    Sunday: 12:00PM – 10:30PM

  9. Gregg L. Friedman MD says...

    They have the best Chinese Food in South Florida. I give them a 5 Star Wonderful rating. By Gregg L. Friedman MD

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