Restaurant Review: New China Taste
Neighborhood Chinese for lunch or dinner
While Huntington’s New China Taste is easily found across from the Huntington Metro on North Kings Highway, the small Chinese restaurant is easy to miss with its inconspicuous store front. Once inside, customers will notice a lack of seating and grimy walls, but the immediate welcoming greeting and mouth watering smells easily overpower any reservations.
New China serves both lunch and dinner, with several types of specials and in-menu coupons. The average lunch will cost about $6, dinner won’t cost over $11 and many appetizers cost as little as $2. I ordered the egg drop soup ($1.50), crab cheese wontons ($4.95), chicken with steamed vegetables ($6.99) and beef lo mien ($6.50).
In under ten minutes my entire order was ready, and I was eagerly on my way. The smells emanating from the bag filled my car with a torturous aroma, and I will admit to sneaking a crab wonton before I even started the car. By the time I got home, everything was at the perfect temperature to enjoy and tasted even better than it smelled.
The egg drop soup was less salty then usual and absolutely delicious. The triangular crab cheese wontons were a bit hot at first, but managed to be both crispy and gooey. Served with a special low sodium garlic sauce on the side, the chicken and steamed vegetables are perfect for the calorie conscious who doesn’t want to sacrifice taste. Finally, though the beef lo mien featured unusually dark noodles, the reduced grease and fresh vegetables overpowered the dish’s interesting look.
Absolutely the best Chinese food I’ve tried in the area, I will be going back for sure, and soon. If you’re looking for a fancy sit down place, move on, but New China Taste is perfect for take out and delivery after work or during lunch.