Recent Changes for "Red Orchid" - Davis Wikihttp://daviswiki.org/Red_OrchidRecent Changes of the page "Red Orchid" on Davis Wiki.en-us Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-08 19:20:55CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> * Thanks for the info! I marked Red Orchid as a deleted business, made anew page for ["Golden Sun"], and moved your comments over there. --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> * Thanks for the info! I marked <span>this </span>Red Orchid<span>&nbsp;page</span> as a deleted business, made a<span>&nbsp;</span>new page for ["Golden Sun"], and moved your comments over there. --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-08 19:20:29CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 124: </td> <td> Line 124: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Thanks for the info! I marked Red Orchid as a deleted business, made anew page for ["Golden Sun"], and moved your comments over there. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-08 19:14:26AJThompson <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 122: </td> <td> Line 122: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * Edited to add: After I called in my order, the front-of-house woman -- who's not yet familiar with the huge menu -- called me back to ask me if I wanted fresh or fried tofu. She called twice, and she left a voicemail. This place has excellent service. --["Users/AJThompson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-08 19:12:31CovertProfessor[[Include(Departed Business)]] <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Include(Departed Business)]]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-08 19:09:31AJThompsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 114: </td> <td> Line 114: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-06-08 20:09:31'' [[nbsp]] The new name of the restaurant is Golden Sun. It is under new ownership. I stopped in and got takeout tonight and am so, so happy. They have a meal special that's an entree, plus rice, plus two spring rolls, plus a small cup of soup. (7.95 for veggie, 8.85 for chicken or pork or beef, 9.95 for seafood.) I suspect the small spring rolls were frozen, but they were still tasty. My entree was delicious. The woman who runs the front of the house is a total dear.<br> + <br> + They lose a lot of their business over the summer when the DaVinci High kids go on break. Here's hoping others in town discover the good food and good bargains. I'm a neighbor, so I can walk over there any time. I'm hoping other folks will be willing to make the drive across town, because it's worth it.<br> + <br> + (I have one of their new menus, but won't be able to scan post it for another couple of weeks due to work stuff. It has, as the manager said, "too many choices!") --["Users/AJThompson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-06 17:42:54CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 113: </td> <td> Line 113: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Two vegetarian sections! I like the sound of that! I'll be checking them out soon. Thanks for the info. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-06 17:20:22AJThompsonComment <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 111: </td> <td> Line 111: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * They were open again this evening and I stopped in to get one of the new menus. It's probably four times as long and has many, many more options (including TWO vegetarian sections). Looks like they've done away with the dim sum and shabu shabu, but have expanded everything else. Hope they make a go of it. --["Users/AJThompson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-06 14:28:20CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 110: </td> <td> Line 110: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Ah! Here's hoping the new management is as good as the one previous to this one was! --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-06-06 14:19:21AJThompsonComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-06-06 15:19:21'' [[nbsp]] Restaurant was closed yesterday at 5:30, despite hours that say it's open from 11-9:30. There was also a new menu posted in the window with a new name. Must be undergoing an ownership change or something, though there's no notice posted. --["Users/AJThompson"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-24 12:25:21AlexHirsch <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ------<br> - ''2012-03-24 13:24:49'' [[nbsp]] My roommate and I picked up an order to go for dinner last night. We had never been to Red Orchid before, but they left a menu on our door so we thought we'd give it a try, especially because an order of $15 comes up with four complimentary egg rolls. I found my order of broccoli beef to be rather flavorless, with the broccoli being soggy and the beef being stringy. My roommate found the quality of her orange chicken to be decent, but also on the bland side. The bbq pork fried rice and egg rolls were tasty. The portions were a good size for the price, but I probably won't return since there are several Chinese places in town that aren't as bland. --["Users/AlexHirsch"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-24 12:24:49AlexHirschComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 108: </td> <td> Line 108: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-24 13:24:49'' [[nbsp]] My roommate and I picked up an order to go for dinner last night. We had never been to Red Orchid before, but they left a menu on our door so we thought we'd give it a try, especially because an order of $15 comes up with four complimentary egg rolls. I found my order of broccoli beef to be rather flavorless, with the broccoli being soggy and the beef being stringy. My roommate found the quality of her orange chicken to be decent, but also on the bland side. The bbq pork fried rice and egg rolls were tasty. The portions were a good size for the price, but I probably won't return since there are several Chinese places in town that aren't as bland. --["Users/AlexHirsch"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-24 12:24:44AlexHirschComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 106: </td> <td> Line 106: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-24 13:24:44'' [[nbsp]] My roommate and I picked up an order to go for dinner last night. We had never been to Red Orchid before, but they left a menu on our door so we thought we'd give it a try, especially because an order of $15 comes up with four complimentary egg rolls. I found my order of broccoli beef to be rather flavorless, with the broccoli being soggy and the beef being stringy. My roommate found the quality of her orange chicken to be decent, but also on the bland side. The bbq pork fried rice and egg rolls were tasty. The portions were a good size for the price, but I probably won't return since there are several Chinese places in town that aren't as bland. --["Users/AlexHirsch"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:47:28gurglemeowAdded 9 menu jpgs. It's a lengthy menu. Feel free to tidy! <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Needed||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||[[Image(menu2012p1.JPG, thumbnail, 140)]][[Image(menu2012p2.JPG, thumbnail, 140)]][[Image(menu2012p3.JPG, thumbnail, 140)]][[Image(menu2012p4.JPG, thumbnail, 140)]][[Image(menu2012p5.JPG, thumbnail, 150)]][[Image(menu2012p6.JPG, thumbnail, 150)]][[Image(menu2012p7.JPG, thumbnail, 150)]][[Image(menu2012p8.JPG, thumbnail, 150)]][[Image(menu2012p9.JPG, thumbnail, 135)]]||</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 25: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + <br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:39:20gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p9.JPG">menu2012p9.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:37:10gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p8.JPG">menu2012p8.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:36:19gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p7.JPG">menu2012p7.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:35:25gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p6.JPG">menu2012p6.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:34:14gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p5.JPG">menu2012p5.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:33:20gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p4.JPG">menu2012p4.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:32:25gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p3.JPG">menu2012p3.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:31:13gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p2.JPG">menu2012p2.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-23 19:30:15gurglemeowUpload of image <a href="http://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid?action=Files&do=view&target=menu2012p1.JPG">menu2012p1.JPG</a>.Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-03-21 09:34:44gurglemeowComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 101: </td> <td> Line 101: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-03-21 10:34:44'' [[nbsp]] Stop leaving menus on the doors in our apartment complex until you get better food. --["Users/gurglemeow"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-02-08 23:20:59steven278Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 77: </td> <td> Line 77: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-02-08 23:20:59'' [[nbsp]]<br> + My girlfriend and I arrived at Red Orchid on a Wednesday night about 45 mins before closing time. This is our very first visit to Red Orchid.<br> + <br> + First impression: The menu is rather standard, nothing that sticks that that would make them unique. However, when I stepped in to the restaurant I noticed a Chinese family enjoying a nice “hot pot” meal. (A general rule of thumb for any Chinese restaurants is that if you see older Chinese families eating there, the food should be good.) I am assuming there is a side menu for native Chinese speakers. Looks like they serve Dim Sum but I’m not sure the size of their selection.<br> + <br> + Décor: The restaurant is design with a native Chinese theme. There are traditional paintings on the wall and the lights are covered by paper lanterns. The restaurant is a bit dim but I believe that is the look they are aiming for. The only thing that seemed out of place are the tables and chairs.<br> + Service: Average at best, a simple hello and “may I take your order” and that was about it. My girlfriend said the waitress was rude but I didn’t pick the negativity up myself.<br> + <br> + Food: I ordered the Honey Walnut Prawns and Spicy Sesame Chicken. The turn-around time was fast, I waited for about 5-10 minutes before my order was ready. I was a bit disappointed to the portion of the walnut shrimp, but at 7.99 I knew it was too good to be true. The Spicy sesame Chicken is a good portion.<br> + Conclusion: Overall, I think this is an average Chinese restaurant, although their specialty might be the dim sum or the hot pot. (Maybe when I revisit this restaurant again.)<br> + <br> + The Good:<br> + Nice old school Chinese decorations<br> + Reasonable Pricing<br> + <br> + Constructive criticisms:<br> + A smile goes a long way.<br> + Average taste, better than Panda Express but no differentiation among other Chinese restaurants.<br> + <br> + Grade: C<br> + <br> + Comment Regarding delivery: In my experience, I would not order any Chinese food to go. Majority of these Chinese restaurants do not employ fluent English speakers. That being said, they are unfamiliar with English street names. My advice, if you want Chinese food. GO PICK IT UP!<br> + --["Users/steven278"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-01-29 17:34:03JanetFoleyComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 75: </td> <td> Line 75: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-01-29 17:34:03'' [[nbsp]] I agree that the new owner/new menu outcome is poor. Bssically they had a fairly decent dim sum menu and now that's virtually all gone. What they do have is generic Chino-American food with outrageous amounts of oil and sugar. Gross. (Although Noodle City also uses a lot of oil too). --["Users/JanetFoley"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-01-23 20:33:22Hastings1066Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 73: </td> <td> Line 73: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-01-23 20:33:22'' [[nbsp]] Worst delivery ever. We called and placed our order at 5:45, the food didn't show up until past 6:30! By the time it got here it was all cold. I'll still go in, but I'll never order delivery from them again. --["Users/Hastings1066"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2012-01-23 13:09:43MissKayComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 71: </td> <td> Line 71: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2012-01-23 13:09:43'' [[nbsp]] I had the same experience as the previous poster! We ordered at 1:15 and the food showed up at 2:45! When I had questioned the delivery man, he didn't speak any english and just handed me the bill to sign. Never again! --["Users/MissKay"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-05-31 20:33:04deeray82Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 69: </td> <td> Line 69: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-31 21:33:04'' [[nbsp]] Very disappointing! I have only gotten delivery, and this time (LAST TIME!) I was told it would be 20 minutes, and the guy (who spoke absolutely no English) arrived in 45 minutes. It took me nearly 8 minutes to place my order because the man could not understand me, to the point that he had me spell "Pole Line Road." Come on, the place is 2 blocks from Pole Line! My roommate said she has thrice been disappointed with their meat. I'm not enamored with this place and will not be giving them my business any longer. --["Users/deeray82"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-05-03 12:52:29MagsterComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 67: </td> <td> Line 67: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-05-03 13:52:29'' [[nbsp]] I tried their General Chicken and was disappointed. The portions were huge but it lacked flavor and was unappetizing. --["Users/Magster"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-03-06 21:42:56HarrisonM(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 62: </td> <td> Line 62: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-03-06 21:42:10'' [[nbsp]] Maybe I<span>'m spoiled</span> having grown up with really, really good Chinese food, but I was really let down by this place. Came here for dinner with my roommate and his family for the first time after walking past it many times. While the service was relatively friendly and the menu varied, the food was, at best, mediocre. For starters, the sweet and sour pork was had awful breading. The rice was somewhat unimpressive, having little to do with what I associated with Chinese restaurants. </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-03-06 21:42:10'' [[nbsp]] Maybe I<span>&nbsp;have unrealistic standards</span> having grown up with really, really good Chinese food, but I was really let down by this place. Came here for dinner with my roommate and his family for the first time after walking past it many times. While the service was relatively friendly and the menu varied, the food was, at best, mediocre. For starters, the sweet and sour pork was had awful breading. The rice was somewhat unimpressive, having little to do with what I associated with Chinese restaurants. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-03-06 21:42:10HarrisonMComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 61: </td> <td> Line 61: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-03-06 21:42:10'' [[nbsp]] Maybe I'm spoiled having grown up with really, really good Chinese food, but I was really let down by this place. Came here for dinner with my roommate and his family for the first time after walking past it many times. While the service was relatively friendly and the menu varied, the food was, at best, mediocre. For starters, the sweet and sour pork was had awful breading. The rice was somewhat unimpressive, having little to do with what I associated with Chinese restaurants.<br> + <br> + The guy who runs/cooks here is apparently from Taiwan which could explain the state of the food. It's a relatively Cantonese menu and supposedly the incongruity between tastes is why it wasn't so good. Not trying to offend, but it's one reason I've heard.<br> + <br> + Take your money and go to Old Teahouse if you can. --["Users/HarrisonM"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-03-04 13:42:54SteveDavison <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 12: </td> <td> Line 12: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||2008-06-09|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||2008-06-09<span>, new owner in 2010-12</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-03-04 13:42:17SteveDavisonScan of menu needed since no website. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 16: </td> <td> Line 16: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ||<span>S</span>ee<span>&nbsp;b</span>e<span>low</span>|| </td> <td> <span>+</span> ||<span>N</span>ee<span>d</span>e<span>d</span>|| </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-28 23:04:45WilliamLewisRevert to version 32 (comment not posted by that user.). <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-01-28 21:13:39'' [[nbsp]] This place has one of the worst customer service ever. Long wait for average tasting chinese food. Definitely not like what it use to be. --["Users/<span>Dav</span>i<span>d</span>"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-01-28 21:13:39'' [[nbsp]] This place has one of the worst customer service ever. Long wait for average tasting chinese food. Definitely not like what it use to be. --["Users/<span>S</span>i<span>n</span>"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-28 21:14:25Sin <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 60: </td> <td> Line 60: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2011-01-28 21:13:39'' [[nbsp]] This place has one of the worst customer service ever. Long wait for average tasting chinese food. Definitely not like what it use to be. --["Users/<span>S</span>i<span>n</span>"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2011-01-28 21:13:39'' [[nbsp]] This place has one of the worst customer service ever. Long wait for average tasting chinese food. Definitely not like what it use to be. --["Users/<span>Dav</span>i<span>d</span>"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-28 21:13:39SinComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 59: </td> <td> Line 59: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-28 21:13:39'' [[nbsp]] This place has one of the worst customer service ever. Long wait for average tasting chinese food. Definitely not like what it use to be. --["Users/Sin"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-21 10:35:05MissKayComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 57: </td> <td> Line 57: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-21 10:35:05'' [[nbsp]] After reading the comments, we were a little hesitant to try this place, but decided to give it a shot. We ordered Kung Pao, Fried Rice and Mongolian Beef. Everything was really good! The fried rice had chunks of meat, the Kung Pao had toasted peanuts and good spice and the Mongolian Beef had a delicious sauce and smoky flavor. The food arrived steaming hot and within a reasonable time. After trying different chinese food places in the area, this is my favorite that I have found so far. I just wish they had foil wrapped chicken and boneless pork spare ribs. --["Users/MissKay"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-09 21:15:31AlexMandelwifi does not make up for bad food/service <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + They now appear to be offering free ["WiFi Hotspots" WiFi Hotspot] to customers. (Saw a sign posted on Jan 9 2011 and people that appeared to be online, did not confirm with a device yet)</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-09 20:52:10AlexMandelComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 53: </td> <td> Line 53: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-09 20:52:10'' [[nbsp]] I'm also horribly disappointed by the changes. The menu is super long now and yet doesn't appear to have anything worthwhile, though I'm not really sure what most of the dishes contain based on the menu. Service is really slow -- people literally have go back to the kitchen to get their check, the balance of ingredients is really cheaping out (A plate of "Chicken" X should not be 90% bamboo). Homemade noodles was part of the magic from the previous owners that made this place good. I'd recommend that they reconsider simplifying their menu to 20 things they make really good and forgetting all the standard "Chinese" americanized dishes that every generic Chinese restaurant makes. --["Users/AlexMandel"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2011-01-09 20:36:15MicheleTobiasComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 51: </td> <td> Line 51: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2011-01-09 20:36:15'' [[nbsp]] I was very sorry to learn that it changed ownership. It's not easy to figure out what you're ordering since the menu doesn't have many descriptions and the names of the food don't really give you an idea of what you're getting. I ordered the chicken dish with a brief description next to it that said it had a garlic ginger sauce, and was presented with a plate of bamboo shoots in sticky sweet sauce with almost no chicken. The service was terrible. They brought out our food very slowly and forgot to bring out one dish entirely. The tofu in the green pepper and tofu dish tasted like it had been in the fridge for a week absorbing off flavors. It reminded me of fish in a very bad way. I do not think I will be going back any time soon. I really liked the old place and these changes are very disappointing. --["Users/MicheleTobias"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 19:36:26CovertProfessor(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant switched hands in December 2010 and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional<span>&nbsp;</span>looking Chinese menu for Davis. Prior to this change, Red Orchid had the same ownership as ["Davis Noodle City"] and the non-shabu shabu Red Orchid menu had considerable overlap with the Davis Noodle City menu, with the same homemade noodles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant switched hands in December 2010 and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional<span>-</span>looking Chinese menu for Davis. Prior to this change, Red Orchid had the same ownership as ["Davis Noodle City"] and the non-shabu shabu Red Orchid menu had considerable overlap with the Davis Noodle City menu, with the same homemade noodles. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 19:36:03CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 20: </td> <td> Line 20: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> They have plenty of free parking. </td> <td> <span>+</span> They have plenty of free parking<span>&nbsp;and offer ["delivery"] as well</span>. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 19:30:59CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 38: </td> <td> Line 38: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> ''2010-12-24 13:57:06'' [[nbsp]] I was a big fan of this restaurant prior to the ownership change. After giving the new chef a few tries, I am no longer a fan. Very sad. The food is heavy and simply does not taste very good. For example, fried foods are soggy with lots of breading, rather than crispy and the spicy tofu had some very odd flavors in it (and was not that spicy). I am going to stick with DNC now. --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> ''2010-12-24 13:57:06'' [[nbsp]] I was a big fan of this restaurant prior to the ownership change. After giving the new chef a few tries, I am no longer a fan. Very sad. The food is heavy and simply does not taste very good. For example, fried foods are soggy with lots of breading, rather than crispy<span>,</span> and the spicy tofu had some very odd flavors in it (and was not that spicy). I am going to stick with DNC now. --["Users/CovertProfessor"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 15:20:55Wes-PComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 39: </td> <td> Line 39: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-24 15:20:55'' [[nbsp]] Ate here the other day while visiting Dollar Tree for some small knick knacks and have to say it was not too pleasant of an experience. The wait was horrendous (blamed on amount of deliveries) and the food was not all that great. There is something wrong with the Tofu, which I expressed to the staff and was basically told to leave at that point in the rudest manner possible. Agree with Covert Professor about the fried foods too, tastes and feels like sticking an oil clump in your mouth now compared to the old food.<br> + <br> + Suggestions:<br> + <br> + A) Ensure better food quality/storage... something is definitely amiss here and I am not sure if it is just finding the lowest possible quality food, the cheapest food, or if it's just a bad storage problem but it was barely edible. (here's a hint Tofu in the fridge is only good for a week and only if you change the water it's stored in every 1.5 days otherwise, you guessed it, it goes bad which is where those funky flavors come from... crap tofu with spice is just spicy crap) (Another hint: Use higher cooking temperatures to thoroughly cook the meats/breading, soggy, raw, breaded meats and vegetables taste like sewage)<br> + <br> + B) Hire a new chef. I understand full well that many of these establishments hire friends or family to work for them, btu if the food is bad, the restaurant is worthless. better to hurt the feelings of a friend/family member than to go bankrupt with a happy relationship.<br> + <br> + C) If you have enough deliveries to cause such long wait periods for the in-house guests (in my case just over an hour wait) you need more in-house staff.<br> + <br> + Bottom line, as if they will ever read this, you need better service and food quality all around or this business will fail miserably. I will revisit in a month or two to see if any changes have been made but right now I can not recommend this establishment to anyone. --["Users/Wes-P"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:57:15CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant switched hands in December 2010 and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. Prior to this change, <span>"</span>Red Orchid had the same ownership as ["Davis Noodle City"] and the non-shabu shabu Red Orchid menu had considerable overlap with the Davis Noodle City menu, with the same homemade noodles. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant switched hands in December 2010 and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. Prior to this change, Red Orchid had the same ownership as ["Davis Noodle City"] and the non-shabu shabu Red Orchid menu had considerable overlap with the Davis Noodle City menu, with the same homemade noodles. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:57:06CovertProfessorComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 37: </td> <td> Line 37: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-12-24 13:57:06'' [[nbsp]] I was a big fan of this restaurant prior to the ownership change. After giving the new chef a few tries, I am no longer a fan. Very sad. The food is heavy and simply does not taste very good. For example, fried foods are soggy with lots of breading, rather than crispy and the spicy tofu had some very odd flavors in it (and was not that spicy). I am going to stick with DNC now. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:53:23CovertProfessormore explicit note about ownership change <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant <span>recently switched hands</span> and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. They have plenty of free parking. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant <span>switched hands in December 2010</span> and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. <span>&nbsp;Prior to this change, "Red Orchid had the same ownership as ["Davis Noodle City"] and the non-shabu shabu Red Orchid menu had considerable overlap with the Davis Noodle City menu, with the same homemade noodles.<br> + <br> +</span> They have plenty of free parking. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:47:26CovertProfessordeleting comments for archiving <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 28: </td> <td> Line 28: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ''2008-06-11 15:03:04'' [[nbsp]] As a fan of dim sum and Davis Noodle City, I was excited that (1) a restaurant marketing itself as a dim sum restaurant was opening in Davis and (2) it was operated by the family that owns Noodle City. On it's second day of operation, we ate there and were disappointed.<br> - <br> - We had steamed BBQ pork buns, shrimp dumplings, chives box, and "Red Orchid Noodles." The noodles were fine--a thick pan fried noodle dish, although heavy on noodles and light on veggies and meat. The dim sum was very disappointing, and we were pretty confident that the buns and dumplings were frozen (the shrimp and dumpling were commingled into a common paste).<br> - <br> - We'll wait for someone else to try it and cross our fingers that it'll be like wine and not dim sum and get better with age... --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-11 22:40:01'' [[nbsp]] Everything we ordered was amazing. We ordered the Shabu and Dim Sum.. The service was impeccable. The waiter (I think he was the owner too?) was very friendly and helpful. I was amazed at how organized everything was for having been open only 3 days. Overall, it cost $41 for four people to eat dinner and be really full. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an incredible meal in a nice environment for a minimal amount of money. --["Users/wunder1"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-12 08:43:48'' [[nbsp]] The Shabu Shabu is wonderful. Very fresh and large portions. Great selection of Dim Sum and excellent staff. The price can't be beat and I plan to return again and again. --["Users/GarySaylin"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-12 08:56:54'' [[nbsp]] I'm glad others have had a better experience...perhaps I'll return to try the shabu-shabu. --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-13 09:56:20'' [[nbsp]] shabu shabu is decent. However, I think the shui mai is exactly the same brand I buy at kims mart. Its not that frozen har gow or shu mai taste bad, infact its quite tasty, but at a restaurant I don't want to be paying a huge markup on the stuff I buy regularly from the local Asian market. If you have ever had any of these dumpling type dishes at a real dim sum place like ["New Canton"] in sacramento or any of the places on Irving street or china town in San Fransisco, you will be in for a huge disappointment. Now the dim sum items that are pulled over from the noodle city menu are pretty good, but the traditional dim sum items just don't satisfy. Besides being frozen, they are small, maybe a little larger than a quarter. If you factor in the size the prices are bad for a dim sum place. They also serve some of the more popular noodle city dishes as well. Really they should lose the dim sum and call it noodle city plus Shabu shabu. --["Users/MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-16 19:36:41'' [[nbsp]] I am not sure how folks can tell if a dumpling has been frozen or not. I would imagine a vast majority of dim sum is probably prepared and frozen in advance regardless of the location. I went there last Friday, and was quite pleased. I just uploaded the menu, and here's a rundown of what I got. '''Cream Cheese Wontons''' - standard fare, nothing particularly interesting. '''Crispy Tofu''' - Wow! Never had anything like this. Imagine a deep fried cube of cheese, with semi-molten cheese inside and a delicious crunchy exterior, except made from tofu. Came with a spicy sauce that really complimented this well. Fantastic. '''Fried Green Onion Bread''' - Tasty, but a little doughy for my taste. My lunch companions liked it quite a bit, but it is a thick Naan-like bread as opposed to the crispy thin green onion cake/bread that I have had at other places. '''Little Pork Steamed Buns''' - essentially steamed potstickers, these are tasty, with lots of pork and ginger flavor. '''Vegetable Chives Box''' - interesting pupusa-style stuffed bread similar to the fried green onion bread, but filled with a flavorful mix of green onions and glass noodles. A little heavy for my taste, but excellent mix of flavor and texture. '''Steamed Shrimp Dumplings''' - your typical [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har_gow Har Gow], good flavor, nice plump shrimp, no hint of the "common paste" mentioned in other reviews. These were pretty much exactly like most other Har Gow I've had at other good quality Dim Sum restaurants. '''Shanghai Style Donut''' - a small medallion of breading filled with green onion paste. I would have liked this better with more of a paste to bread ratio. '''Rice with Chicken in Lotus Leaf''' - this has a strong Shittake mushroom flavor, which some may find somewhat overwhelming. If you like lotus leaf and shittake mushroom flavor, you will love this. Definitely a good way to fill up. '''Minced Fish Soymilk Skin Roll''' - Don't let the name fool you, this thing is the star of the show. It is a roll of what I assume to be fried tofu skin, with a filling of some kind of mushroom and other chewy vegetable-like item. I could not detect anything fishy about it, but it had an amazing depth of flavor and a phenomenal unusual texture. I had to request a second order.<br> - <br> - Hope that gives some folks a more specific idea of what's available. In my book, it's highly recommended, and a wonderful addition to Davis' sorely lacking Dim Sum offerings. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> - *Its not that they are frozen, thats fine. Many places probably make their dumplings and then freeze them. The distinct taste is of the store baught veriety, from a box in the local freezer section. Go to kims mart and buy some, they are in the first freezer by the door by the counter. They are in a bright red bag, and come in a tray of 12 for about 3-4 dollars. They are great for a tasty quick meal, just not what I want at a restaurant. ["Users/MattHh"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-16 23:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I've been twice now and I think the dim-sum is delicious. The pork dumplings are top-notch. I also had the bbq pork buns (steamed) and they are great too. My wife loved the siu mai and shrimp dumplings. I've tried two kinds of shabu shabu, both were very good. The curry broth was a bit bland until I realized you're supposed to wait until the very end after it has cooked all the veggies and meat and become more flavorful. The miso I found much more flavorful to start.<br> - <br> - There are several offerings here that are basically the same as the wonderful Noodle City, but with very slight recipe variations.<br> - <br> - I think the way to really enjoy this place is to get both dim-sum and share a shabu shabu with a friend. You could eat lots of dim-sum while cooking through all the veggies. Otherwise if just eating shabu shabu, you have to cook a little bit and eat, and repeat several times. Shabu shabu is a great dish to share with the hot pot in the center of the table and everyone cooking what they like in it.<br> - <br> - And a hint about the dim sum: Try asking for something called house sauce, which has hot oil, soy sauce, garlic, spices, etc. and it will knock your socks off with a dumpling. --["Users/EdHenn"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-21 06:59:03'' [[nbsp]] I tried this place on opening day and had a mostly positive experience. The shabu shabu was decent (but considering it's the only place in Davis it gets bumped to a "great"), we had the lamb and beef in the miso broth. However, I really wouldn't call this a dim sum restaurant as the quality/diversity of the dim sum is pretty limited. The best part about the restaurant was the service/management -- they were very welcoming and made the experience better (especially since this was opening day). Another great Davis Chinese restaurant from the owner's of Davis Noodle City that's still a little away from being "Bay Area Good." --["Users/AlvinTsao"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-22 17:56:55'' [[nbsp]] Okay...we need some more commenters here. There's a mix between folks that the dim sum was either a) really good or b) really bad. As a believe in the latter, I want to hear from more folks. I don't pretend to be a dim sum expert, but was really disappointed on my first visit. Frankly, Capitol Tea Garden in Sacramento (a C-list dim sum restaurant) was much better in my mind. But, I would love to see improvements, and my patronage would follow. --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-26 01:14:38'' [[nbsp]] i can't speak for the dim sum, but the hunan tofu was very good, and the service was friendly. --["Users/wesleywang"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-06-27 21:25:20'' [[nbsp]] I love Dim Sum and Shabu Shabu, and eat it often in LA so I was interested to see what this restaurant had to offer. It was not good. The Shabu Shabu was more like just the usual hot pot (huo guo), and not shabu shabu. I've never seen broccoli, carrots or corn put into the soup, so that was a little odd but it didn't really affect the way it tasted. The udon noodles, meat, and lettuce were all fine, but its not like it's possible to mess that up.<br> - <br> - As far as the dim sum goes, that was really pretty bad. We had BBQ pork buns, egg tarts, and sesame balls. The BBQ pork was not BBQ-ed and the buns were very buttery. The egg tarts were limp and soggy, and wouldn't come out of their containers. The sesame balls weren't as bad, but they were the smallest balls I've ever seen. We wanted to order some other dim sum, but didn't because we were afraid of what the other things would be like.<br> - <br> - The service was fast, and the waitress was nice, but I think the best thing there was the lettuce. --["Users/st3phi3"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-01 14:39:30'' [[nbsp]] I came here not expecting anything amazing, and I think my expectations were right on. We ordered dim sum only: chives box (which was unlike anything I've had before and I actually liked it), rice with chicken in lotus leaf (this was ok, I liked the shittake flavor), bbq pork buns (the flavor was pretty off on these), shrimp sao mai and vegetable dumpling (both mediocre, but the AMAZING dipping sauce with soy, garic, onion, etc made them better), and "chicken" dumplings- first I thought they had horribly undercooked the chicken in them because it was VERY pink, then I realizd they probably gave us the pork dumplings instead by accident. Either way, I ended up only eating one of the ten.<br> - <br> - That said, the service is really nice and the prices are reasonable. I still want to come back soon to try the shabu shabu and other dishes (and to get another chives box!) And as a huge fan of Davis Noodle City's wonton soup and chef's noodle salad, I might go here for those now instead of the downtown location for parking reasons. --["Users/SRB"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-02 13:18:22'' [[nbsp]] I eat Dim Sum and Shabu Shabu often in my county Taiwan , I do eat them in and LA and S.F, too!!<br> - <br> - the Price is good !! I know they make their dumplings!! Because the dumplings skin is different!!<br> - About the Shabu Shabu .... I olny try one time and I love it!! In alot place, they do put broccoli, carrots or corn put into the soup,<br> - In fact! At other county, they even put some "duck blood" or meat ball .... or other things!!<br> - If you want reall Shabu Shabu!! You will not like it!! Bucause it's come from Japan !!<br> - they only have some meat and vegetable , the price is very expensive!!<br> - However~ I will go back there soon !! --["Users/Pink1231"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-03 18:47:51'' [[nbsp]] I went there with my boyfriend for lunch today. We shared an order of kimchi shabu shabu and a garlic chicken. The garlic chicken was pretty americanized and we were not impressed. The shabu shabu on the other hand was really good. They gave us plenty of vegetables and meat. The best part about the meal was the soup left in the pot in the end. Absolutely delicious! The staff and the owner were really friendly. I was quite impressed by the service. Will definitely be back soon! --["Users/poofy"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-03 22:13:26'' [[nbsp]] For what it's worth, the waiter there on the 26th of June informed us that the pork and chicken dumplings were made by ["Davis Noodle City" DNC]. I have wondered about the pink color of the meat myself, but I have seen this from a number of restaurants, and microwaving or re-cooking does not remove the pink, so I suspect it is part of the marinade. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-05 14:37:17'' [[nbsp]] My significant other and I ate there yesterday and it was terrible. I for sure will not be returning. We are not fans of Davis Noodle City but decided to give this place a try. Their Shabu Shabu should be called Chinese Hot Pot or something else because it is nothing close to what Japanese Shabu Shabu is. Strangely, you can order Shabu Shabu with different soup bases such as curry, tomato, miso, and chicken broth. Their dim-sum tasted old and was really disappointing. Service was decent and the owners were nice but the quality is just horrible. The unit also has a funk-smell to it. --["Users/islandboy12"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-07 16:50:15'' [[nbsp]] nice people... food's average. My kids loved the cream cheese wontons. Got a good amount of food for under $20. --["Users/Aaron.Curtin"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-08 22:29:01'' [[nbsp]] So, being a longtime and devout patron of Noodle City, I finally made it down to the Red Orchid today for lunch. The experience was fantastic: great food, clean room with nice ambiance, and very friendly waitstaff. I got the Shabu Shabu/Hotpot along with a couple of items off of the dimsum menu, shared with a friend, and we both left very satisfied: extremely happy with the food we ate and the price we paid. We chose the miso broth and WOW! that soup was delicious when we were done cooking up all of our veggies and meat in it. Had the onion bread and the hot oil wontons and they too, like usual, were fantastic. Thanks again!!! --["Users/Edhartke"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-09 17:30:46'' [[nbsp]] I have heard many good things about Red Orchid and I've finally decided to give it a try yesterday. Unlike the traditional Shabu Shabu that I've tasted in many Japanese restaurants, Red Orchid was very unique in the sense that it offered other flavors with it. It granted customers several different choices such as tomato, miso, curry, and chicken broth. The Dim Sum tasted very fresh out of the steamer, very hot and yummy. The lady was extraordinarily nice as well as the workers there. The price was very reasonable with such high food quality. I was extremely satisfied with my visit there. Hence, I do not understand why someone would leave such negative review about this place on this page because it is one of the best places I've tried and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends. As a matter a fact, I will be going back to Red Orchid tomorrow for lunch, that is how good this place is! Beside the above, I love the relaxing atmosphere. For anyone who hasn't tried it, you're missing out. As for those who've already visited it, I know we are on the same page! --["Users/chunfai"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-09 17:42:12'' [[nbsp]] What is the meaning of 南北和? I recognize 南北和平, but not 南北和. --["Users/TheAmazingLarry"]<br> - * For whatever it's worth, [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt The Babelfish] says it means "North and south sum". In comparison, 南北和平 babelfishes to "North and south peace". Sounds like a good question for the owners. :) --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> - * I asked the waiter when I was there at lunch today, and he said it means "North and South Together" in reference to a fusion of Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine. Way to go, Babelfish! --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-07-21 18:50:43'' [[nbsp]] I had the sweet and sour chicken the other day, tasted pretty bad. The dim sum is great, and the owners are so friendly...I enjoy supporting them. I really like the fried tofu, cream cheese wontons, and fried green onion bread. --["Users/llee10789"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-03 10:57:04'' [[nbsp]] We love Noodle City and only just realized that this place had opened. We had steamed bbq pork buns, sao mai, potstickers, egg tarts, sesame seed balls, the Malaysian steamed cake, and the little steamed buns. Everything came out freshly-cooked and piping hot, and Linda came by personally to see if we liked it as she recognized us from being frequent customers at Davis Noodle City (she told us that things were made in-house, although I'm not sure if she meant "everything" or the little steamed buns specifically). Everything we ordered was great, although I wished for more variety in the menu as I love specific dim sum items that just don't seem to be available in Davis. We'll definitely be going there again. --["Users/Corrie"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-04 23:13:13'' [[nbsp]] Do NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL! --["Users/islandboy12"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-12 22:35:35'' [[nbsp]] Just went with a group of friends and thought it was pretty good. It gets the "I would go back" rating from me and my husband. The noodles are so good, I really love fresh, home-made noodles. I liked the dim sum just fine, it wasn't the best or the worst. Pot stickers were good. The har gow tasted like pretty much like har gow - I don't know how you would know if it was frozen (I guess that is your point?). The chicken and rice in lotus leaf had fewer ingredients than I was used to but it was pretty tasty. The steamed pork buns were also seasoned different than I am used to - these are a little more peppery and savory. I liked the egg custard for dessert too - also different than I had anywhere else, really sweet and creamy and soft, like the custard my mom makes from scratch at home. Yum.<br> - <br> - I think it is a little different flavor for dim sum but I liked it and wouldn't say it was bad just because it is different. The service was great, it is indeed kid friendly, and they did the best they could to dress up the old interior. --["Users/NaomiKalman"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-08-21 17:59:59'' [[nbsp]] I love this restaurant. The Dim Sum is delicious and inexpensive. This is the best Chinese restaurant in Davis in my opinion. The service is also excellent. Give it a try! --["Users/Trena"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-09-01 17:14:26'' [[nbsp]] I have been a fan of Davis Noodle City for a long time, and when I heard that Red Orchid was opening, I got quite excited. Unfortunately, a month-long overseas trip delayed my first visit. However, when I finally did get a chance to go, I was quite happy with the food we got. Red Orchid is not quite as good as some of the nicer Dim-Sum restaurants in SF, but easily better than any other Chinese restaurant in Davis that I've visited. The price was a little bit on the expensive side for what you got, but we found no major problems with the food. All of it tasted relatively good, albeit quite different from most Davis chinese food, which is often over seasoned.<br> - <br> - Other people posting comments have complained that dishes such as the garlic chicken were not very tasty. That makes sense, because those dishes are 1) not actually very authentically chinese, and 2) not the restaurant's specialty. That's like going to a Steak Grill and complaining that the Kid's tunafish sandwich is underwhelming.<br> - <br> - On the whole, I WILL GO BACK, although not too often because dim sum gets expensive when you eat as much as I do. The food didn't completely blow me away, but Red Orchid is definitely a good restaurant. --["Users/StephenHudson"]<br> - <br> - <br> - -----<br> - The food was as good as I'd heard described here, but the waiter was incredibly rude. Still, well-worth the visit.<br> - <br> - -----<br> - Really enjoyed the dinner here. Definitely will go back. Fresh, healthy, and friendly. --["Users/Robert09"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-11-16 13:30:03'' [[nbsp]] I have never had dim sum before, but, I found their vegetarian dim sum to be rather unimaginative. The vegetable potstickers were essentially the same as the vegetable dumplings except fried on one side. The filling of, perhaps, spinach and some kind of crumbly cheese, lacked spice and, in general, flavor. The vegetarian spring rolls were good. The crispy tofu weren't really all that crispy, but simply breaded -- it's no "agadashi tofu" one might expect if you're familiar with Japanese cuisine. They went very well with the house sauce. Deserts were interesting and inexpensive although the texture of the water chestnut pudding was slightly off-putting though it tasted of maple or brown sugar which was nice. The coconut tarts were very good. Finally, service was excellent. --["Users/RyanMikulovsky"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-19 05:12:39'' [[nbsp]] It was alright, the curry soup was good, but the dim sum we ordered didn't taste that well. However, the service was good and the waitress took time to answer all our questions. A bit dissapointing, but definetly worth a second chance. --["Users/DCWine"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-19 23:28:47'' [[nbsp]] Nice to have a hot pot and dim sum place in Davis. Food was good, service was good, and price was reasonable. --["Users/TerenceFleischer"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2008-12-24 12:59:03'' [[nbsp]] I ate there on Sunday. It was empty when we arrived. Ordered a few items, most were fine, but the shiu mai was still frozen in the center when it arrived at our table. They very apologetically brought the remaining three pieces back to the kitchen, steamed them silly, and pan fried/steamed a fourth piece to make up for the frozen one into which my partner had bitten. Everything was fine apart from the frozen shiu mai (which may be a rare occurrence). Nonetheless I think I'll stick with sacramento or sfo for dim sum from now on. --["Users/AceDarling"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-01-07 13:28:52'' [[nbsp]] The people that work here are crazy nice and the "Eggplant Szechuan" is delicious, especially for the sweet sweet lunch special price. :) --["Users/*Co0lToWn*"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-04 13:07:52'' [[nbsp]] My first thought upon entering this place was "WHOA! This place is red!" Seriously. It kind of made my head hurt. But the waitress was incredibly helpful, without being overbearing, and nice. I ordered the chicken fried rice (it was okay, I wouldn't order it again, just because it wasn't that flavorful and I could've made it myself at home) and my boyfriend ordered the onions/peppered chicken (I forgot the exact name) and it was really good. The prices are low and the portions are big. We also had the pan fried onion cake which was really good. I wanted to try more of their dim sum but I was pretty full. I definitely will return, no reason not too! They have a lot of choices, the waitress is nice, always parking outside, and the prices aren't high. --["Users/renee415"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-07 17:04:52'' [[nbsp]] Delish! BBQ pork buns and cream cheese wontons are so yummy. Pricing is right. Would recommend. --["Users/strawberry"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-02-10 22:51:23'' [[nbsp]] They have the fluffiest BBQ pork buns I've had in a very long time! To sum it up in two words: Nom nom! --["Users/MichaelAWoods"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-03-14 22:39:58'' [[nbsp]] I like this place as much as ["Davis Noodle City"], which is to say, I like it quite a lot. (No surprise, since it's the same owners). In addition to the dim sum and shabu shabu, they have "regular" dishes, which is usually what we order, always with the delicious homemade noodles. It's hard for me to know what to recommend, since I haven't had a bad dish yet. Ok, I do really like the Szechuan Eggplant. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-23 21:35:02'' [[nbsp]] Best Chinese food in Davis, hands down. --["Users/strawberry"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-04-30 10:58:27'' [[nbsp]] I am from San Jose, Bay Area. I also frequent San Francisco often and eat at Chinatown at least monthly. This place is no where near the Bay Area's standards of excellence!<br> - <br> - I came here with a friend because I was excited to see a restaurant feature dim sum and shabu. I am a dim sum fanatic! This place disappointed me in so many ways.<br> - <br> - --&gt;'''Food''': '''C''' Nowhere near authentic Chinese like SF Chinatown. The shrimp dumpling (har gow), shao mai, cream cheese wonton, and buns were all very mediocre. What made me sad the most was the cold, tasteless white radish rice cake! I love rice cakes, but this was not a rice cake. It was a piece of slab that was probably cooked 3 hours before! I also ordered the shabu and it was not bad. It was something I could've made at home however.<br> - <br> - --&gt;'''Location/Ambiance''': '''B-''' Red Orchid is at a place kind of far off in the same plaza as Dollar Tree Store. The whole plaza looks a little run down, but Red Orchid tried to spice it up with a little bit of red...or maybe too much red? Upon entering the quaint place, it just seemed like a Chinese restaurant that tried too hard to be tacky.<br> - <br> - --&gt;'''Service''': '''B-''' Service was not that great. The waitress seemed like she was bored and not very attentive. She never came to our table except to take more orders. &lt;---<br> - <br> - Point being, I am sticking to New Canton in Sacramento for my Chinese cravings.<br> - <br> - --["Users/missmochi"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-12 21:24:51'' [[nbsp]] Had their red orchid noodles (6.50) and they were quite decent. came in a BIG bowl of brown soup with lamb, beef, and either chicken or pork meat (dont remember). Service was good though quite empty with one other table (went at 5ish). I wouldnt get their dim sum just because their shabu shabu and lunch special options seem like the better deal. Besides to most people myself included, dim sum not from sf bay area will be a dependable disappointment. --["Users/lesterlowe"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-17 10:37:33'' [[nbsp]] The Service and the Food are so good !! --["Users/coffeetea99"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-05-26 17:07:47'' [[nbsp]] Porkchop over rice is very good here. --["Users/jaredfromsubway"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-01 19:46:33'' [[nbsp]] have they added chang fen to their menu yet? i don't think i will be returning until they do --["Users/WeiChun"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-22 21:14:00'' [[nbsp]] Ordered for pickup and the dim sum was extremely small. For example, the Har Gao (Steamed shrimp dumpling) was about a third the size of the ones pictured (they were about 1"x.5"x.5"). The Red Bean/Pineapple Rice Dumplings were tiny. The spring roll was no where near the size pictured. --["Users/JohnLee"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-06-26 23:39:53'' [[nbsp]] The dim sum is pretty blah. If you're looking for this stuff specifically, try going to Stockton Bld. in Sac. The lady owner thought that my boyfriend and I were siblings. We let her continue to believe that just to avoid the awkwardness. --["Users/deathstare"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-18 23:09:24'' [[nbsp]] this place was terrible. i dont know what everyone's talking about. the dim sum is small compared to real authentic dim sum. the egg tart that i ordered were fake ones that you get at a buffet. i was pretty disappointed that they were 3 times smaller than i expected and tasted like crap. i dont know what yall are talkin about either when you say it taste good and its reasonable price. its expensive for this dim sum..and it aint even dim sum! i think my first experience was bad and some people may have had better food (that wasn't the dim sum), but i'm never going back there again. also they gotta change their menus cause some things are screwed up.<br> - <br> - guess im the most updated here as of today, so the restaurant must've gotten worse cause the previous comments were so good. what a bummer.<br> - <br> - -Jason --["Users/jasonwon"]<br> - * With restaurants, ymmv. Always. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-18 23:15:02'' [[nbsp]] i didn't even eat here, but it sucks. {{{^}}}jasonwon. might as well eat at the dollar tree next door. --["Users/bewbs"]<br> - * wtf? --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> - ------<br> - [[Include(Same IP Address)]]<br> - ''2009-08-25 13:46:26'' [[nbsp]] To the commenter above, This place is pretty much what I'd expect, food-wise, and so I wouldn't even bother to comment except to mention how poorly run it is. The times that I have gone, there is always a line just waiting to get your order or whatever, i would say that this place wins best Chinese Dim Sum in Davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. --["Users/ccf262033"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-08-25 17:29:38'' [[nbsp]] so far, I've been there three times now and I think the dim-sum is delicious.<br> - and i think it was unlike anything I've had before and I actually liked it very much.<br> - in fact, the CUSTARD BUN and LOTUS SEED PASTE BUN are the best.<br> - <br> - this one of the most popular place for eating in Davis!!! and it's great!<br> - <br> - to {{{^}}}Jason, you may not try all the dim-sum yet. maybe you shall give youself a chance to try them some day in the future.<br> - about menu...... i believe they didn't change it on purpose, because it is the fasion.<br> - <br> - to THE PERSON BELOW JASON, if you didn't even eat there, i guess you left the comment in the WRONG PLACE lol --["Users/liverpool"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-09-07 17:14:32'' [[nbsp]] I LOVE THIS PLACE. the dim sum isn't small and it's cheap. and the service is really good. she gave us free tea! --["Users/GuavaLava"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-06 12:13:12'' [[nbsp]] No offence but their dim sum tastes like sh*t. Go to New Canton in Sac if you really want good dim sum around this area. --["Users/Col"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2009-11-15 11:05:12'' [[nbsp]] I ordered $10 takeout and did not pay tip. But I saw $2.5 tip on my credit card statement. I am sure they wrote it on themselves. Watch out guys! check your statement. I will never go to this place again!! --["Users/lll111"]<br> - * It's possible that it was an ["authorization hold"]. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> - * No. It is clearly stated as "gratitude" on my credit card --["Users/lll111"]<br> - * Which credit card do you have? None of my credit cards or debit cards break out the transaction into meal and tip. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-01-12 17:30:29'' [[nbsp]] I ate here for the first time the other day and I will definitely be back. The dim sum was great. Granted, I have never had dim sum in SF's Chinatown to compare it to. But I was very happy with the quality, quantity, and price of the food. I particularly liked the steamed BBQ buns, shrimp dumplings, and seasame seed balls. The service was pleasant and reasonably quick. The ambiance isn't fancy, but I could care less about things like that. Very enjoyable and for a good price: $30 for 2 and plenty of leftovers for two lunches. --["Users/lemurific"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-02-02 20:24:27'' [[nbsp]] The service here has been getting slower. Not only that, but they don't seem to really use their number system. You may get order #4 but end up being the the 20th person served. However this only seems to happen when you don't order the Terriyaki bowl. Or maybe that's just me. --["Users/MikeFolf"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-03-08 23:21:53'' [[nbsp]] Delicious Hunan Tofu and Coconut Tart. The Vegetable Dumplings were pretty bland, though. The serving size for the Hunan Tofu was huge. I split it with a friend, and it did a good job nearly filling us up; still, considering how tasty it was, I wouldn't mind eating it all myself. The Coconut Tart was nice and warm and sweet on the inside. Excellent.<br> - Just thinking about it is making me hungry again. --["Users/TheShah"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-06-30 17:28:27'' [[nbsp]] This is the saddest dim sum place in the Northern California area...but as the only eatery in Davis that remotely imitates a traditional dim sum menu one cannot expect too much.<br> - <br> - As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac or the Bay if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food.<br> - <br> - The shabu shabu isn't anything to write home about either... --["Users/blastoff"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-07-15 09:56:07'' [[nbsp]] Very nice people and affordable. I have become a regular here, its a nice way to kill time if you're doing laundry &amp; the cream cheese wontons are very good, actually everything on the dim sum menu is good but it's all about the eggplant szechuan. --["Users/TheTruthHurts"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-11-07 17:53:28'' [[nbsp]] The last few time I have eaten here, I have been overcharged. The check prices do not match the menu prices. I have tried to dispute the extra charges with the hostess but she doesn't seem understand me or pretends not to. The food it good and affordable, honestly I would not mind paying a little extra but it is wholly unethical and probably illegal to advertise one price and charge another. I am tired of being overcharged and will no longer be eating here. --["Users/Greenlover48"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-11-07 19:01:08'' [[nbsp]] I just got a flier in the mail on Thursday. They are starting a delivery service with and extended menu. --["Users/rickyspeak"]<br> - ------<br> - ''2010-11-24 16:41:56'' [[nbsp]] I had THE WORST SERVICE I have ever gotten in any restaurant.<br> - My friends and I walk in, and the waiter who was this middle aged man did not even acknowledge us, or say anything to us. We just sat in a table and he comes up, puts the menu on the table, and walks away. I already felt like he was very rude, but I just sucked it up.<br> - <br> - He came back to take our orders, and by the time he got to the last person, he did not even give her a chance to say her order and snatched the menu OUT OF HER HANDS. Can you believe it? Straight out of her hands. She got pretty upset and went up to him to tell the man he did not take her order. But when she went up to him, he was yelling, or "speaking" in the meanest and loudest tone.<br> - <br> - I was so upset, but we ordered our food and I was starving. I got one dim sum dish and kimchi noodle. The dim sum was alright, but for some reason, they run out of their main dishes... The chicken in the kimchi noodle was pretty nasty, and that same chicken is used in every dish!<br> - <br> - I would NEVER eat here again due to the poor service my friends and I received, and would not recommend eating her to anyone. --["Users/RebeccaCho"]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:45:55CovertProfessor <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 24: </td> <td> Line 24: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- </span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 26: </td> <td> Line 25: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ <br> + * ["/Prior to December 2010" Reviews prior to change of ownership in December 2010]<br> + </span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-24 13:43:12CovertProfessorthey still have shabu shabu <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant <span>previously featured</span> ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant recently switched hands and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. They have plenty of free parking. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant <span>features</span> ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant recently switched hands and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. They have plenty of free parking. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-15 23:16:29IDoNotExisthuman tofu? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p>No differences found!</div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-15 23:16:27IDoNotExisthuman tofu? <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 231: </td> <td> Line 231: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Every time I read those comments, I think it says "human tofu". Perhaps it tastes like chicken? --["Users/IDoNotExist"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-15 23:10:07OliviaY(quick edit) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 14: </td> <td> Line 14: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- ||Linda Liu||</span> </td> <td> <span>+ ||????||</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-12-15 23:09:42OliviaYNew ownership--new menu. Need an image to upload. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. Most customers note that the items taken over from the Davis Noodle City menu are very good, but the other items have a large number of both positive and negative reviews.</span> </td> <td> <span>+ '''Red Orchid''' restaurant previously featured ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). Ownership of the restaurant recently switched hands and the menu has noticeably changed to a more traditional looking Chinese menu for Davis. They have plenty of free parking.</span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 23: </td> <td> Line 23: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [[Image(RedOrchidMenuP1.jpg, thumbnail, 300, "Menu, p1: Shabu shabu, soups, vegetarian items, specials")]]<br> - [[Image(RedOrchidMenuP2.jpg, thumbnail, 300, "Menu, p2: Dim sum, chow mein and rice, desserts, beverages")]]<br> - [[Image(dim sum 1.JPG, thumbnail, 300, "Dim Sum menu with pictures")]]</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 233: </td> <td> Line 230: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Sadly that is actually a permanent change. It's no longer even on the menu. All my favorite things are gone and so goes my patronage. I tried to order the tofu off menu, and while the waitress was the same, she told me the cook changed. It tasted NOTHING at all like what it used to be. Guess I'll have to go to Noodle City from now on. Bummer. Big time. --["Users/OliviaY"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-25 20:36:41CovertProfessorreply to OliviaY <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 232: </td> <td> Line 232: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ * Agree about the Hunan Tofu. But it seemed like a different recipe the last time I got it... there was no black bean sauce. I hope it was just a temporary chef rather than a permanent change. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-24 17:28:45OliviaYComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 228: </td> <td> Line 228: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-24 17:28:45'' [[nbsp]] I'm really sad I didn't know about this place during my undergrad years. Yes the service is a little slow sometimes but I've learned that all you have to do is walk to the counter to get their attention. Especially now that deliveries have started. The kitchen is probably understaffed (I went here a few nights ago during a thunderstorm and they told me they had so many delivery orders it was going to be an hour to get food!!) but I've always found the staff to be friendly.<br> + <br> + Plus the Hunan Tofu is pretty much the shit. Best deal for your money is lunchtime, HUGE servings for the cheapest price. Dinner is actually less food from my times here. I don't care though, I love the Hunan Tofu. --["Users/OliviaY"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-24 16:41:56RebeccaChoComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 219: </td> <td> Line 219: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-24 16:41:56'' [[nbsp]] I had THE WORST SERVICE I have ever gotten in any restaurant.<br> + My friends and I walk in, and the waiter who was this middle aged man did not even acknowledge us, or say anything to us. We just sat in a table and he comes up, puts the menu on the table, and walks away. I already felt like he was very rude, but I just sucked it up.<br> + <br> + He came back to take our orders, and by the time he got to the last person, he did not even give her a chance to say her order and snatched the menu OUT OF HER HANDS. Can you believe it? Straight out of her hands. She got pretty upset and went up to him to tell the man he did not take her order. But when she went up to him, he was yelling, or "speaking" in the meanest and loudest tone.<br> + <br> + I was so upset, but we ordered our food and I was starving. I got one dim sum dish and kimchi noodle. The dim sum was alright, but for some reason, they run out of their main dishes... The chicken in the kimchi noodle was pretty nasty, and that same chicken is used in every dish!<br> + <br> + I would NEVER eat here again due to the poor service my friends and I received, and would not recommend eating her to anyone. --["Users/RebeccaCho"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-12 23:11:19TomGarberson2 dead links <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 22: </td> <td> Line 22: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>- [http://www.davislifemagazine.com/Content.aspx?m=3/1/2009&amp;cId=2664 Read a feature story] and [http://www.davislifemagazine.com/Content.aspx?m=3/1/2009&amp;cId=2673 restaurant review] of the dim sum and shabu-shabu in ["Davis Life Magazine"].</span> </td> <td> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-07 19:01:08rickyspeakComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 218: </td> <td> Line 218: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-07 19:01:08'' [[nbsp]] I just got a flier in the mail on Thursday. They are starting a delivery service with and extended menu. --["Users/rickyspeak"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-11-07 17:53:28Greenlover48Comment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 216: </td> <td> Line 216: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-11-07 17:53:28'' [[nbsp]] The last few time I have eaten here, I have been overcharged. The check prices do not match the menu prices. I have tried to dispute the extra charges with the hostess but she doesn't seem understand me or pretends not to. The food it good and affordable, honestly I would not mind paying a little extra but it is wholly unethical and probably illegal to advertise one price and charge another. I am tired of being overcharged and will no longer be eating here. --["Users/Greenlover48"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-07-15 08:56:07TheTruthHurtsComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 214: </td> <td> Line 214: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-07-15 09:56:07'' [[nbsp]] Very nice people and affordable. I have become a regular here, its a nice way to kill time if you're doing laundry &amp; the cream cheese wontons are very good, actually everything on the dim sum menu is good but it's all about the eggplant szechuan. --["Users/TheTruthHurts"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-30 16:30:19blastoff <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 211: </td> <td> Line 211: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac or the Bay if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food. --["Users/blastoff"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac or the Bay if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food<span>.<br> + <br> + The shabu shabu isn't anything to write home about either..</span>. --["Users/blastoff"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-30 16:28:54blastoff <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 211: </td> <td> Line 211: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food. --["Users/blastoff"] </td> <td> <span>+</span> As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac<span>&nbsp;or the Bay</span> if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food. --["Users/blastoff"] </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-30 16:28:27blastoffComment added. <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 208: </td> <td> Line 208: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ ------<br> + ''2010-06-30 17:28:27'' [[nbsp]] This is the saddest dim sum place in the Northern California area...but as the only eatery in Davis that remotely imitates a traditional dim sum menu one cannot expect too much.<br> + <br> + As someone has already mentioned, make a trip into Sac if you want to taste (and experience) real dim sum. Dim sum ought to be about the experience too, not just the food. --["Users/blastoff"]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-10 17:52:45MattHh <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. It is frequented by ["DaVinci High School" DaVinci] students during their lunch period, and seating is minimal. So it's best to plan accordingly if you want to eat here. It is also best to avoid eating here during cold, rainy days at lunch time for the same reason. At other times of day here, and in general, hot pot can be very nice on a stormy day. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid''' restaurant features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. <span>Most customers note that the items taken over from the Davis Noodle City menu are very good, but the other items have a large number of both positive and negative reviews.<br> + <br> + </span>It is frequented by ["DaVinci High School" DaVinci] students during their lunch period, and seating is minimal. So it's best to plan accordingly if you want to eat here. It is also best to avoid eating here during cold, rainy days at lunch time for the same reason. At other times of day here, and in general, hot pot can be very nice on a stormy day. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-09 18:54:38SteveDavison <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 18: </td> <td> Line 18: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> <span>-</span> '''Red Orchid<span>&nbsp;Restaurant</span>''' features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. It is frequented by ["DaVinci High School" DaVinci] students during their lunch period, and seating is minimal. So it's best to plan accordingly if you want to eat here. It is also best to avoid eating here during cold, rainy days at lunch time for the same reason. At other times of day here, and in general, hot pot can be very nice on a stormy day. </td> <td> <span>+</span> '''Red Orchid'''<span>&nbsp;restaurant</span> features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. It is frequented by ["DaVinci High School" DaVinci] students during their lunch period, and seating is minimal. So it's best to plan accordingly if you want to eat here. It is also best to avoid eating here during cold, rainy days at lunch time for the same reason. At other times of day here, and in general, hot pot can be very nice on a stormy day. </td> </tr> </table> </div> Red Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-09 18:53:56SteveDavisonMap location(s) modifiedRed Orchidhttp://daviswiki.org/Red_Orchid2010-06-09 18:53:56SteveDavisonRenamed from "Red Orchid Restaurant" (Official name -verified by Yolo Clerk-Recorder) <div id="content" class="wikipage content"> Differences for Red Orchid<p><strong></strong></p><table> <tr> <td> <span> Deletions are marked with - . </span> </td> <td> <span> Additions are marked with +. </span> </td> </tr> <tr> <td> Line 1: </td> <td> Line 1: </td> </tr> <tr> <td> </td> <td> <span>+ [[Image(Red_Orchid.JPG, right, thumbnail, 400)]]<br> + <br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Location'''||<br> + ||[[Address(1750 E. 8th Street, Davis, CA)]]||<br> + ||In ["Davis Manor Center"]||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Hours'''||<br> + ||Mon-Sat 11:00AM - 9:30PM||<br> + ||Sun 11:00AM - 8:30PM||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Phone'''||<br> + ||(530) 759-9392||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Established'''||<br> + ||2008-06-09||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Owner'''||<br> + ||Linda Liu||<br> + ||&lt;#E0E0FF&gt;'''Menu'''||<br> + ||See below||<br> + <br> + '''Red Orchid Restaurant''' features ["Dim Sum"] and Shabu Shabu (literally "swish swish", a cook-at-your-table hot pot). It has the same owner as ["Davis Noodle City"] and ["The Dumpling House"]. They have plenty of free parking. Prices are $5-$6 for lunch and $7-$8 (including rice) for dinner. The Shabu Shabu is $7.99 at lunch and $10.99 at dinner. Owner Linda Liu says that they have plenty of vegetarian options (ask for veg dim sum if you don't see it) and that it is kid friendly. It is frequented by ["DaVinci High School" DaVinci] students during their lunch period, and seating is minimal. So it's best to plan accordingly if you want to eat here. It is also best to avoid eating here during cold, rainy days at lunch time for the same reason. At other times of day here, and in general, hot pot can be very nice on a stormy day.<br> + <br> + [http://www.davislifemagazine.com/Content.aspx?m=3/1/2009&amp;cId=2664 Read a feature story] and [http://www.davislifemagazine.com/Content.aspx?m=3/1/2009&amp;cId=2673 restaurant review] of the dim sum and shabu-shabu in ["Davis Life Magazine"].<br> + ====<br> + [[Image(RedOrchidMenuP1.jpg, thumbnail, 300, "Menu, p1: Shabu shabu, soups, vegetarian items, specials")]]<br> + [[Image(RedOrchidMenuP2.jpg, thumbnail, 300, "Menu, p2: Dim sum, chow mein and rice, desserts, beverages")]]<br> + [[Image(dim sum 1.JPG, thumbnail, 300, "Dim Sum menu with pictures")]]<br> + <br> + <br> + [[Comments()]]<br> + ''2008-06-11 15:03:04'' [[nbsp]] As a fan of dim sum and Davis Noodle City, I was excited that (1) a restaurant marketing itself as a dim sum restaurant was opening in Davis and (2) it was operated by the family that owns Noodle City. On it's second day of operation, we ate there and were disappointed.<br> + <br> + We had steamed BBQ pork buns, shrimp dumplings, chives box, and "Red Orchid Noodles." The noodles were fine--a thick pan fried noodle dish, although heavy on noodles and light on veggies and meat. The dim sum was very disappointing, and we were pretty confident that the buns and dumplings were frozen (the shrimp and dumpling were commingled into a common paste).<br> + <br> + We'll wait for someone else to try it and cross our fingers that it'll be like wine and not dim sum and get better with age... --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-11 22:40:01'' [[nbsp]] Everything we ordered was amazing. We ordered the Shabu and Dim Sum.. The service was impeccable. The waiter (I think he was the owner too?) was very friendly and helpful. I was amazed at how organized everything was for having been open only 3 days. Overall, it cost $41 for four people to eat dinner and be really full. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants an incredible meal in a nice environment for a minimal amount of money. --["Users/wunder1"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-12 08:43:48'' [[nbsp]] The Shabu Shabu is wonderful. Very fresh and large portions. Great selection of Dim Sum and excellent staff. The price can't be beat and I plan to return again and again. --["Users/GarySaylin"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-12 08:56:54'' [[nbsp]] I'm glad others have had a better experience...perhaps I'll return to try the shabu-shabu. --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-13 09:56:20'' [[nbsp]] shabu shabu is decent. However, I think the shui mai is exactly the same brand I buy at kims mart. Its not that frozen har gow or shu mai taste bad, infact its quite tasty, but at a restaurant I don't want to be paying a huge markup on the stuff I buy regularly from the local Asian market. If you have ever had any of these dumpling type dishes at a real dim sum place like ["New Canton"] in sacramento or any of the places on Irving street or china town in San Fransisco, you will be in for a huge disappointment. Now the dim sum items that are pulled over from the noodle city menu are pretty good, but the traditional dim sum items just don't satisfy. Besides being frozen, they are small, maybe a little larger than a quarter. If you factor in the size the prices are bad for a dim sum place. They also serve some of the more popular noodle city dishes as well. Really they should lose the dim sum and call it noodle city plus Shabu shabu. --["Users/MattHh"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-16 19:36:41'' [[nbsp]] I am not sure how folks can tell if a dumpling has been frozen or not. I would imagine a vast majority of dim sum is probably prepared and frozen in advance regardless of the location. I went there last Friday, and was quite pleased. I just uploaded the menu, and here's a rundown of what I got. '''Cream Cheese Wontons''' - standard fare, nothing particularly interesting. '''Crispy Tofu''' - Wow! Never had anything like this. Imagine a deep fried cube of cheese, with semi-molten cheese inside and a delicious crunchy exterior, except made from tofu. Came with a spicy sauce that really complimented this well. Fantastic. '''Fried Green Onion Bread''' - Tasty, but a little doughy for my taste. My lunch companions liked it quite a bit, but it is a thick Naan-like bread as opposed to the crispy thin green onion cake/bread that I have had at other places. '''Little Pork Steamed Buns''' - essentially steamed potstickers, these are tasty, with lots of pork and ginger flavor. '''Vegetable Chives Box''' - interesting pupusa-style stuffed bread similar to the fried green onion bread, but filled with a flavorful mix of green onions and glass noodles. A little heavy for my taste, but excellent mix of flavor and texture. '''Steamed Shrimp Dumplings''' - your typical [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har_gow Har Gow], good flavor, nice plump shrimp, no hint of the "common paste" mentioned in other reviews. These were pretty much exactly like most other Har Gow I've had at other good quality Dim Sum restaurants. '''Shanghai Style Donut''' - a small medallion of breading filled with green onion paste. I would have liked this better with more of a paste to bread ratio. '''Rice with Chicken in Lotus Leaf''' - this has a strong Shittake mushroom flavor, which some may find somewhat overwhelming. If you like lotus leaf and shittake mushroom flavor, you will love this. Definitely a good way to fill up. '''Minced Fish Soymilk Skin Roll''' - Don't let the name fool you, this thing is the star of the show. It is a roll of what I assume to be fried tofu skin, with a filling of some kind of mushroom and other chewy vegetable-like item. I could not detect anything fishy about it, but it had an amazing depth of flavor and a phenomenal unusual texture. I had to request a second order.<br> + <br> + Hope that gives some folks a more specific idea of what's available. In my book, it's highly recommended, and a wonderful addition to Davis' sorely lacking Dim Sum offerings. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> + *Its not that they are frozen, thats fine. Many places probably make their dumplings and then freeze them. The distinct taste is of the store baught veriety, from a box in the local freezer section. Go to kims mart and buy some, they are in the first freezer by the door by the counter. They are in a bright red bag, and come in a tray of 12 for about 3-4 dollars. They are great for a tasty quick meal, just not what I want at a restaurant. ["Users/MattHh"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-16 23:18:37'' [[nbsp]] I've been twice now and I think the dim-sum is delicious. The pork dumplings are top-notch. I also had the bbq pork buns (steamed) and they are great too. My wife loved the siu mai and shrimp dumplings. I've tried two kinds of shabu shabu, both were very good. The curry broth was a bit bland until I realized you're supposed to wait until the very end after it has cooked all the veggies and meat and become more flavorful. The miso I found much more flavorful to start.<br> + <br> + There are several offerings here that are basically the same as the wonderful Noodle City, but with very slight recipe variations.<br> + <br> + I think the way to really enjoy this place is to get both dim-sum and share a shabu shabu with a friend. You could eat lots of dim-sum while cooking through all the veggies. Otherwise if just eating shabu shabu, you have to cook a little bit and eat, and repeat several times. Shabu shabu is a great dish to share with the hot pot in the center of the table and everyone cooking what they like in it.<br> + <br> + And a hint about the dim sum: Try asking for something called house sauce, which has hot oil, soy sauce, garlic, spices, etc. and it will knock your socks off with a dumpling. --["Users/EdHenn"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-21 06:59:03'' [[nbsp]] I tried this place on opening day and had a mostly positive experience. The shabu shabu was decent (but considering it's the only place in Davis it gets bumped to a "great"), we had the lamb and beef in the miso broth. However, I really wouldn't call this a dim sum restaurant as the quality/diversity of the dim sum is pretty limited. The best part about the restaurant was the service/management -- they were very welcoming and made the experience better (especially since this was opening day). Another great Davis Chinese restaurant from the owner's of Davis Noodle City that's still a little away from being "Bay Area Good." --["Users/AlvinTsao"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-22 17:56:55'' [[nbsp]] Okay...we need some more commenters here. There's a mix between folks that the dim sum was either a) really good or b) really bad. As a believe in the latter, I want to hear from more folks. I don't pretend to be a dim sum expert, but was really disappointed on my first visit. Frankly, Capitol Tea Garden in Sacramento (a C-list dim sum restaurant) was much better in my mind. But, I would love to see improvements, and my patronage would follow. --["Users/ScottLay"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-26 01:14:38'' [[nbsp]] i can't speak for the dim sum, but the hunan tofu was very good, and the service was friendly. --["Users/wesleywang"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-06-27 21:25:20'' [[nbsp]] I love Dim Sum and Shabu Shabu, and eat it often in LA so I was interested to see what this restaurant had to offer. It was not good. The Shabu Shabu was more like just the usual hot pot (huo guo), and not shabu shabu. I've never seen broccoli, carrots or corn put into the soup, so that was a little odd but it didn't really affect the way it tasted. The udon noodles, meat, and lettuce were all fine, but its not like it's possible to mess that up.<br> + <br> + As far as the dim sum goes, that was really pretty bad. We had BBQ pork buns, egg tarts, and sesame balls. The BBQ pork was not BBQ-ed and the buns were very buttery. The egg tarts were limp and soggy, and wouldn't come out of their containers. The sesame balls weren't as bad, but they were the smallest balls I've ever seen. We wanted to order some other dim sum, but didn't because we were afraid of what the other things would be like.<br> + <br> + The service was fast, and the waitress was nice, but I think the best thing there was the lettuce. --["Users/st3phi3"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-01 14:39:30'' [[nbsp]] I came here not expecting anything amazing, and I think my expectations were right on. We ordered dim sum only: chives box (which was unlike anything I've had before and I actually liked it), rice with chicken in lotus leaf (this was ok, I liked the shittake flavor), bbq pork buns (the flavor was pretty off on these), shrimp sao mai and vegetable dumpling (both mediocre, but the AMAZING dipping sauce with soy, garic, onion, etc made them better), and "chicken" dumplings- first I thought they had horribly undercooked the chicken in them because it was VERY pink, then I realizd they probably gave us the pork dumplings instead by accident. Either way, I ended up only eating one of the ten.<br> + <br> + That said, the service is really nice and the prices are reasonable. I still want to come back soon to try the shabu shabu and other dishes (and to get another chives box!) And as a huge fan of Davis Noodle City's wonton soup and chef's noodle salad, I might go here for those now instead of the downtown location for parking reasons. --["Users/SRB"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-02 13:18:22'' [[nbsp]] I eat Dim Sum and Shabu Shabu often in my county Taiwan , I do eat them in and LA and S.F, too!!<br> + <br> + the Price is good !! I know they make their dumplings!! Because the dumplings skin is different!!<br> + About the Shabu Shabu .... I olny try one time and I love it!! In alot place, they do put broccoli, carrots or corn put into the soup,<br> + In fact! At other county, they even put some "duck blood" or meat ball .... or other things!!<br> + If you want reall Shabu Shabu!! You will not like it!! Bucause it's come from Japan !!<br> + they only have some meat and vegetable , the price is very expensive!!<br> + However~ I will go back there soon !! --["Users/Pink1231"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-03 18:47:51'' [[nbsp]] I went there with my boyfriend for lunch today. We shared an order of kimchi shabu shabu and a garlic chicken. The garlic chicken was pretty americanized and we were not impressed. The shabu shabu on the other hand was really good. They gave us plenty of vegetables and meat. The best part about the meal was the soup left in the pot in the end. Absolutely delicious! The staff and the owner were really friendly. I was quite impressed by the service. Will definitely be back soon! --["Users/poofy"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-03 22:13:26'' [[nbsp]] For what it's worth, the waiter there on the 26th of June informed us that the pork and chicken dumplings were made by ["Davis Noodle City" DNC]. I have wondered about the pink color of the meat myself, but I have seen this from a number of restaurants, and microwaving or re-cooking does not remove the pink, so I suspect it is part of the marinade. --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-05 14:37:17'' [[nbsp]] My significant other and I ate there yesterday and it was terrible. I for sure will not be returning. We are not fans of Davis Noodle City but decided to give this place a try. Their Shabu Shabu should be called Chinese Hot Pot or something else because it is nothing close to what Japanese Shabu Shabu is. Strangely, you can order Shabu Shabu with different soup bases such as curry, tomato, miso, and chicken broth. Their dim-sum tasted old and was really disappointing. Service was decent and the owners were nice but the quality is just horrible. The unit also has a funk-smell to it. --["Users/islandboy12"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-07 16:50:15'' [[nbsp]] nice people... food's average. My kids loved the cream cheese wontons. Got a good amount of food for under $20. --["Users/Aaron.Curtin"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-08 22:29:01'' [[nbsp]] So, being a longtime and devout patron of Noodle City, I finally made it down to the Red Orchid today for lunch. The experience was fantastic: great food, clean room with nice ambiance, and very friendly waitstaff. I got the Shabu Shabu/Hotpot along with a couple of items off of the dimsum menu, shared with a friend, and we both left very satisfied: extremely happy with the food we ate and the price we paid. We chose the miso broth and WOW! that soup was delicious when we were done cooking up all of our veggies and meat in it. Had the onion bread and the hot oil wontons and they too, like usual, were fantastic. Thanks again!!! --["Users/Edhartke"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-09 17:30:46'' [[nbsp]] I have heard many good things about Red Orchid and I've finally decided to give it a try yesterday. Unlike the traditional Shabu Shabu that I've tasted in many Japanese restaurants, Red Orchid was very unique in the sense that it offered other flavors with it. It granted customers several different choices such as tomato, miso, curry, and chicken broth. The Dim Sum tasted very fresh out of the steamer, very hot and yummy. The lady was extraordinarily nice as well as the workers there. The price was very reasonable with such high food quality. I was extremely satisfied with my visit there. Hence, I do not understand why someone would leave such negative review about this place on this page because it is one of the best places I've tried and I would definitely recommend it to all my friends. As a matter a fact, I will be going back to Red Orchid tomorrow for lunch, that is how good this place is! Beside the above, I love the relaxing atmosphere. For anyone who hasn't tried it, you're missing out. As for those who've already visited it, I know we are on the same page! --["Users/chunfai"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-09 17:42:12'' [[nbsp]] What is the meaning of 南北和? I recognize 南北和平, but not 南北和. --["Users/TheAmazingLarry"]<br> + * For whatever it's worth, [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_txt The Babelfish] says it means "North and south sum". In comparison, 南北和平 babelfishes to "North and south peace". Sounds like a good question for the owners. :) --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> + * I asked the waiter when I was there at lunch today, and he said it means "North and South Together" in reference to a fusion of Cantonese and Mandarin cuisine. Way to go, Babelfish! --["Users/ChrisLambertus"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-07-21 18:50:43'' [[nbsp]] I had the sweet and sour chicken the other day, tasted pretty bad. The dim sum is great, and the owners are so friendly...I enjoy supporting them. I really like the fried tofu, cream cheese wontons, and fried green onion bread. --["Users/llee10789"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-03 10:57:04'' [[nbsp]] We love Noodle City and only just realized that this place had opened. We had steamed bbq pork buns, sao mai, potstickers, egg tarts, sesame seed balls, the Malaysian steamed cake, and the little steamed buns. Everything came out freshly-cooked and piping hot, and Linda came by personally to see if we liked it as she recognized us from being frequent customers at Davis Noodle City (she told us that things were made in-house, although I'm not sure if she meant "everything" or the little steamed buns specifically). Everything we ordered was great, although I wished for more variety in the menu as I love specific dim sum items that just don't seem to be available in Davis. We'll definitely be going there again. --["Users/Corrie"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-04 23:13:13'' [[nbsp]] Do NOT RECOMMEND AT ALL! --["Users/islandboy12"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-12 22:35:35'' [[nbsp]] Just went with a group of friends and thought it was pretty good. It gets the "I would go back" rating from me and my husband. The noodles are so good, I really love fresh, home-made noodles. I liked the dim sum just fine, it wasn't the best or the worst. Pot stickers were good. The har gow tasted like pretty much like har gow - I don't know how you would know if it was frozen (I guess that is your point?). The chicken and rice in lotus leaf had fewer ingredients than I was used to but it was pretty tasty. The steamed pork buns were also seasoned different than I am used to - these are a little more peppery and savory. I liked the egg custard for dessert too - also different than I had anywhere else, really sweet and creamy and soft, like the custard my mom makes from scratch at home. Yum.<br> + <br> + I think it is a little different flavor for dim sum but I liked it and wouldn't say it was bad just because it is different. The service was great, it is indeed kid friendly, and they did the best they could to dress up the old interior. --["Users/NaomiKalman"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-08-21 17:59:59'' [[nbsp]] I love this restaurant. The Dim Sum is delicious and inexpensive. This is the best Chinese restaurant in Davis in my opinion. The service is also excellent. Give it a try! --["Users/Trena"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-09-01 17:14:26'' [[nbsp]] I have been a fan of Davis Noodle City for a long time, and when I heard that Red Orchid was opening, I got quite excited. Unfortunately, a month-long overseas trip delayed my first visit. However, when I finally did get a chance to go, I was quite happy with the food we got. Red Orchid is not quite as good as some of the nicer Dim-Sum restaurants in SF, but easily better than any other Chinese restaurant in Davis that I've visited. The price was a little bit on the expensive side for what you got, but we found no major problems with the food. All of it tasted relatively good, albeit quite different from most Davis chinese food, which is often over seasoned.<br> + <br> + Other people posting comments have complained that dishes such as the garlic chicken were not very tasty. That makes sense, because those dishes are 1) not actually very authentically chinese, and 2) not the restaurant's specialty. That's like going to a Steak Grill and complaining that the Kid's tunafish sandwich is underwhelming.<br> + <br> + On the whole, I WILL GO BACK, although not too often because dim sum gets expensive when you eat as much as I do. The food didn't completely blow me away, but Red Orchid is definitely a good restaurant. --["Users/StephenHudson"]<br> + <br> + <br> + -----<br> + The food was as good as I'd heard described here, but the waiter was incredibly rude. Still, well-worth the visit.<br> + <br> + -----<br> + Really enjoyed the dinner here. Definitely will go back. Fresh, healthy, and friendly. --["Users/Robert09"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-11-16 13:30:03'' [[nbsp]] I have never had dim sum before, but, I found their vegetarian dim sum to be rather unimaginative. The vegetable potstickers were essentially the same as the vegetable dumplings except fried on one side. The filling of, perhaps, spinach and some kind of crumbly cheese, lacked spice and, in general, flavor. The vegetarian spring rolls were good. The crispy tofu weren't really all that crispy, but simply breaded -- it's no "agadashi tofu" one might expect if you're familiar with Japanese cuisine. They went very well with the house sauce. Deserts were interesting and inexpensive although the texture of the water chestnut pudding was slightly off-putting though it tasted of maple or brown sugar which was nice. The coconut tarts were very good. Finally, service was excellent. --["Users/RyanMikulovsky"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-12-19 05:12:39'' [[nbsp]] It was alright, the curry soup was good, but the dim sum we ordered didn't taste that well. However, the service was good and the waitress took time to answer all our questions. A bit dissapointing, but definetly worth a second chance. --["Users/DCWine"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-12-19 23:28:47'' [[nbsp]] Nice to have a hot pot and dim sum place in Davis. Food was good, service was good, and price was reasonable. --["Users/TerenceFleischer"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2008-12-24 12:59:03'' [[nbsp]] I ate there on Sunday. It was empty when we arrived. Ordered a few items, most were fine, but the shiu mai was still frozen in the center when it arrived at our table. They very apologetically brought the remaining three pieces back to the kitchen, steamed them silly, and pan fried/steamed a fourth piece to make up for the frozen one into which my partner had bitten. Everything was fine apart from the frozen shiu mai (which may be a rare occurrence). Nonetheless I think I'll stick with sacramento or sfo for dim sum from now on. --["Users/AceDarling"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-01-07 13:28:52'' [[nbsp]] The people that work here are crazy nice and the "Eggplant Szechuan" is delicious, especially for the sweet sweet lunch special price. :) --["Users/*Co0lToWn*"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-02-04 13:07:52'' [[nbsp]] My first thought upon entering this place was "WHOA! This place is red!" Seriously. It kind of made my head hurt. But the waitress was incredibly helpful, without being overbearing, and nice. I ordered the chicken fried rice (it was okay, I wouldn't order it again, just because it wasn't that flavorful and I could've made it myself at home) and my boyfriend ordered the onions/peppered chicken (I forgot the exact name) and it was really good. The prices are low and the portions are big. We also had the pan fried onion cake which was really good. I wanted to try more of their dim sum but I was pretty full. I definitely will return, no reason not too! They have a lot of choices, the waitress is nice, always parking outside, and the prices aren't high. --["Users/renee415"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-02-07 17:04:52'' [[nbsp]] Delish! BBQ pork buns and cream cheese wontons are so yummy. Pricing is right. Would recommend. --["Users/strawberry"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-02-10 22:51:23'' [[nbsp]] They have the fluffiest BBQ pork buns I've had in a very long time! To sum it up in two words: Nom nom! --["Users/MichaelAWoods"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-03-14 22:39:58'' [[nbsp]] I like this place as much as ["Davis Noodle City"], which is to say, I like it quite a lot. (No surprise, since it's the same owners). In addition to the dim sum and shabu shabu, they have "regular" dishes, which is usually what we order, always with the delicious homemade noodles. It's hard for me to know what to recommend, since I haven't had a bad dish yet. Ok, I do really like the Szechuan Eggplant. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-04-23 21:35:02'' [[nbsp]] Best Chinese food in Davis, hands down. --["Users/strawberry"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-04-30 10:58:27'' [[nbsp]] I am from San Jose, Bay Area. I also frequent San Francisco often and eat at Chinatown at least monthly. This place is no where near the Bay Area's standards of excellence!<br> + <br> + I came here with a friend because I was excited to see a restaurant feature dim sum and shabu. I am a dim sum fanatic! This place disappointed me in so many ways.<br> + <br> + --&gt;'''Food''': '''C''' Nowhere near authentic Chinese like SF Chinatown. The shrimp dumpling (har gow), shao mai, cream cheese wonton, and buns were all very mediocre. What made me sad the most was the cold, tasteless white radish rice cake! I love rice cakes, but this was not a rice cake. It was a piece of slab that was probably cooked 3 hours before! I also ordered the shabu and it was not bad. It was something I could've made at home however.<br> + <br> + --&gt;'''Location/Ambiance''': '''B-''' Red Orchid is at a place kind of far off in the same plaza as Dollar Tree Store. The whole plaza looks a little run down, but Red Orchid tried to spice it up with a little bit of red...or maybe too much red? Upon entering the quaint place, it just seemed like a Chinese restaurant that tried too hard to be tacky.<br> + <br> + --&gt;'''Service''': '''B-''' Service was not that great. The waitress seemed like she was bored and not very attentive. She never came to our table except to take more orders. &lt;---<br> + <br> + Point being, I am sticking to New Canton in Sacramento for my Chinese cravings.<br> + <br> + --["Users/missmochi"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-05-12 21:24:51'' [[nbsp]] Had their red orchid noodles (6.50) and they were quite decent. came in a BIG bowl of brown soup with lamb, beef, and either chicken or pork meat (dont remember). Service was good though quite empty with one other table (went at 5ish). I wouldnt get their dim sum just because their shabu shabu and lunch special options seem like the better deal. Besides to most people myself included, dim sum not from sf bay area will be a dependable disappointment. --["Users/lesterlowe"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-05-17 10:37:33'' [[nbsp]] The Service and the Food are so good !! --["Users/coffeetea99"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-05-26 17:07:47'' [[nbsp]] Porkchop over rice is very good here. --["Users/jaredfromsubway"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-06-01 19:46:33'' [[nbsp]] have they added chang fen to their menu yet? i don't think i will be returning until they do --["Users/WeiChun"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-06-22 21:14:00'' [[nbsp]] Ordered for pickup and the dim sum was extremely small. For example, the Har Gao (Steamed shrimp dumpling) was about a third the size of the ones pictured (they were about 1"x.5"x.5"). The Red Bean/Pineapple Rice Dumplings were tiny. The spring roll was no where near the size pictured. --["Users/JohnLee"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-06-26 23:39:53'' [[nbsp]] The dim sum is pretty blah. If you're looking for this stuff specifically, try going to Stockton Bld. in Sac. The lady owner thought that my boyfriend and I were siblings. We let her continue to believe that just to avoid the awkwardness. --["Users/deathstare"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-08-18 23:09:24'' [[nbsp]] this place was terrible. i dont know what everyone's talking about. the dim sum is small compared to real authentic dim sum. the egg tart that i ordered were fake ones that you get at a buffet. i was pretty disappointed that they were 3 times smaller than i expected and tasted like crap. i dont know what yall are talkin about either when you say it taste good and its reasonable price. its expensive for this dim sum..and it aint even dim sum! i think my first experience was bad and some people may have had better food (that wasn't the dim sum), but i'm never going back there again. also they gotta change their menus cause some things are screwed up.<br> + <br> + guess im the most updated here as of today, so the restaurant must've gotten worse cause the previous comments were so good. what a bummer.<br> + <br> + -Jason --["Users/jasonwon"]<br> + * With restaurants, ymmv. Always. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-08-18 23:15:02'' [[nbsp]] i didn't even eat here, but it sucks. {{{^}}}jasonwon. might as well eat at the dollar tree next door. --["Users/bewbs"]<br> + * wtf? --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> + ------<br> + [[Include(Same IP Address)]]<br> + ''2009-08-25 13:46:26'' [[nbsp]] To the commenter above, This place is pretty much what I'd expect, food-wise, and so I wouldn't even bother to comment except to mention how poorly run it is. The times that I have gone, there is always a line just waiting to get your order or whatever, i would say that this place wins best Chinese Dim Sum in Davis if you go by taste to price ratio alone. --["Users/ccf262033"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-08-25 17:29:38'' [[nbsp]] so far, I've been there three times now and I think the dim-sum is delicious.<br> + and i think it was unlike anything I've had before and I actually liked it very much.<br> + in fact, the CUSTARD BUN and LOTUS SEED PASTE BUN are the best.<br> + <br> + this one of the most popular place for eating in Davis!!! and it's great!<br> + <br> + to {{{^}}}Jason, you may not try all the dim-sum yet. maybe you shall give youself a chance to try them some day in the future.<br> + about menu...... i believe they didn't change it on purpose, because it is the fasion.<br> + <br> + to THE PERSON BELOW JASON, if you didn't even eat there, i guess you left the comment in the WRONG PLACE lol --["Users/liverpool"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-09-07 17:14:32'' [[nbsp]] I LOVE THIS PLACE. the dim sum isn't small and it's cheap. and the service is really good. she gave us free tea! --["Users/GuavaLava"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-06 12:13:12'' [[nbsp]] No offence but their dim sum tastes like sh*t. Go to New Canton in Sac if you really want good dim sum around this area. --["Users/Col"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2009-11-15 11:05:12'' [[nbsp]] I ordered $10 takeout and did not pay tip. But I saw $2.5 tip on my credit card statement. I am sure they wrote it on themselves. Watch out guys! check your statement. I will never go to this place again!! --["Users/lll111"]<br> + * It's possible that it was an ["authorization hold"]. --["Users/CovertProfessor"]<br> + * No. It is clearly stated as "gratitude" on my credit card --["Users/lll111"]<br> + * Which credit card do you have? None of my credit cards or debit cards break out the transaction into meal and tip. --["Users/WilliamLewis"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2010-01-12 17:30:29'' [[nbsp]] I ate here for the first time the other day and I will definitely be back. The dim sum was great. Granted, I have never had dim sum in SF's Chinatown to compare it to. But I was very happy with the quality, quantity, and price of the food. I particularly liked the steamed BBQ buns, shrimp dumplings, and seasame seed balls. The service was pleasant and reasonably quick. The ambiance isn't fancy, but I could care less about things like that. Very enjoyable and for a good price: $30 for 2 and plenty of leftovers for two lunches. --["Users/lemurific"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2010-02-02 20:24:27'' [[nbsp]] The service here has been getting slower. Not only that, but they don't seem to really use their number system. You may get order #4 but end up being the the 20th person served. However this only seems to happen when you don't order the Terriyaki bowl. Or maybe that's just me. --["Users/MikeFolf"]<br> + ------<br> + ''2010-03-08 23:21:53'' [[nbsp]] Delicious Hunan Tofu and Coconut Tart. The Vegetable Dumplings were pretty bland, though. The serving size for the Hunan Tofu was huge. I split it with a friend, and it did a good job nearly filling us up; still, considering how tasty it was, I wouldn't mind eating it all myself. The Coconut Tart was nice and warm and sweet on the inside. 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