Friday, March 30, 2012
Hunan Spring tops our readers’ poll for best Chinese food in town.
The readers have spoken and Hunan Spring has come out on top in our Chinese restaurant poll. In a poll that garnered over 70 votes, the Morris Ave. eatery bested its competition by taking over ten percent of the poll. The stats are below. And we could tie ourselves in knots talking about why Hunan engenders such loyalty. But instead, we thought it would be best to let their loyalists explain why Hunan springs eternal. On restaurant review website yelp.com readers praised the food and ambiance, singling out the Peking Duck and other signature dishes. “For a bracingly piquant treat, ask for the ‘Crazy Beef,’” Tess T of Millburn writes. “This is a delicious, authentic Sichuan dish for those who like it hot. Melt-in-your-mouth tender slices …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Whether you need it for a quick dinner or an excellent snack, let us know who earns your Readers'business.
It's dinnertime and you've got no time to cook. So you go to the "menu drawer" looking for options. Italian? Just had pizza. Burgers? No from the vegan corner of the dining room. Then, the option everyone can agree on: Chinese food! There are many options, requiring just one order. From spare ribs to dumplings, Egg Foo Young to Cashew Chicken, sesame noodles to fried rice, you can always find a variety of items to make even the pickiest eater happy. Cast your ballot and leave a comment about what makes this place your favorite! We're getting hungry just thinking about this contest so share your pick for the the go-to spot in Chinese food and we'll get ready to sample the winner's specialties.
Friday, July 30, 2010
Not loaded with salt like many take-outs, this Mountain Avenue restaurant serves a hot, fresh, affordable lunch
Every town has its share of sketchy looking hole-in-the-wall-type Chinese takeouts, as well as restaurants that serve fresh, quality Chinese food. To help me sort the former from the latter, I asked readers for recommendations of Chinese restaurants in town. A couple months ago, I received the following comment from a reader: "Our favorite Chinese Restaurant in Springfield is Chen's 22. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious. It never leaves you wanting to drink a gallon of water when you are finished as many other places do. The people are courteous and the prices are reasonable." Putting those words to the test, I visited Chen's, in Echo Plaza, where Mountain Avenue meets Route 22. The long blue and black dining room has about six …
Monday, January 4, 2010
The Morris Ave. eatery is a welcome dining option in a sea of mediocre to-go.
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Monday, January 4, 2010
Hunan Spring may look like a diner from both the inside and out, but you won't find a bottomless cup of coffee or flapjacks of any kind on the menu. Green booths, a wall of mirrors and even the muzak filtered through overhead only add to the diner impression. But when you are presented with the food, you'll discover solid, sit-down Chinese that delivers across the board: large portions, fair prices and authentic Chinese-American flavors. The large restaurant serves up lunch specials in three price points ($6.95, $7.50, and $7.95) that include a choice of rice (white, brown, or fried), soup (wonton, egg drop, hot and sour, chicken noodle, or chicken rice), and a main course. It's hard to go wrong with that much food plus table service at …