Speaking Up!. Great food, nice owners, consistent and they have fresh tasting ingredients you've got to try everything on the menu! I've spent some time reading reviews on other businesses and thought I would most certainly say something about a really great place to eat. This place is a bit of a distance for me to drive but I go out of my way to get to this place!
Diamond in the Rough.
You'd never expect fresh, MSG-Free Chinese food from a dingy strip center behind a 7-11 on Federal Blvd in Federal Heights, Colorado. You'd never expect light, flavorful dishes, free of that over-greased residue many Chinese dishes these days suffer from.
Thousand Woks is certainly a Diamond in the Rough.
We shared hot tea (I do not and never will trust a Chinese restaurant that does not make a killer kettle of tea.)
We ordered the PuPu Platter for two: $9.
It arrived on a round platter, with a Oriental-Designed fire-pit in the center... with a FLAME actually burning in it. SO picturesque and fun! But.... the food. That's the real test. So?
Their PuPu platter consists of:
2 Spring Rolls. Filled with ACTUAL shrimp, crisp veggies and mushrooms, light & flaky wrapper, and no residual grease to be found. Spectacular.
2 "Hot" Chicken Wings: A "hot and sour" type of glaze on the wings, which were hot and juicy, worked perfectly.
3. Four "Crab Rangoon" wontons. Again free of the grease that can overpower fried foods. Sweet cream cheese filling. Yum.
4. Two beef skewers with pineapple. Tender and teriyaki seasoned, fun to 'toast' over the flame and tasty!
5. Two fantail shrimp, butterflied and fried. Light and crisp, and not skimpy on the shrimp.
6. "Chicken Toasts" ...Still not sure exactly what these were... toast triangles with sesame paste and seeds on it. Interesting, but not our favorite out of all these goodies.
The platter is served with Duck Sauce and Hot Mustard.
Dinner: Happy Family. Shrimp, Scallops, Pork, and chicken cooked with chinese vegetables cantonese style. Served with Fried Rice.
The shrimp and scallops were plentiful and large. The chicken and pork were melt-in-your-mouth tender. This dish really impressed me with its' lightness. Too often, Chinese Restaurant food sauces have a cloying, too-thick-too-sweet-too-salty flavor. This sauce melded perfectly and went down smoothly. The fried rice was a simple acoutriment.
We will DEFINITELY be back... in fact, I almost went for lunch today!
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