|The front of Jade Palace in Wappinger Falls, NY|
Luckily, the food at Jade Palace is EXCELLENT. They have a wonderful style, solid service, and prices that are very, very reasonable. The lady and I had eaten earlier, so we didn't get a gigantic meal - but believe me, there was still plenty of food. Portion size is very respectable, and there's a good amount of meat - good quality meat I might add - in each dish.
Let's take a look at how our most recent meal went :)
|Chinese noodles and duck sauce. Yum!|
Now this is kind of expected, but many Chinese restaurants no longer do this, so it's worth mentioning - Jade gives you tasty fried noodles and duck sauce before you order. This used to be standard, but more and more places aren't doing it. I for one, love the nice crunchy noodles. Tasty, not too greasy, good stuff!
|Egg drop soup|
Some places add sesame oil to it which I also enjoy but this is the more common type - just a pure flavor of the chicken & egg, made perfectly :)
|Hot & sour soup|
All in all, very good bowls of soup, and very fairy priced.
For our appetizer, we ordered the Hacked Chicken with Sesame Sauce ($4.95). This unassuming dish is basically your standard Chinese-style velvet chicken pieces with lettuce and a delicious thick Sesame sauce over it - served cold. A little spicy, and super delicious! You mix it all together and consume as such. The sesame flavor is fantastic and the dish is simple, but absolutely fantastic.
|Hacked Chicken with Sesame Sauce|
Now the main course - Shredded Beef Szechuan Style ($9.95). This is a dish that, when done right, is extraordinary. Jade Palace does this dish Justice! Full of delicious beef, scallions, carrots, celery, and a scrumptious sauce - they really do it right. This was rather spicy. I'm a person who really enjoys spicy foods and I'd give this a solid 4 or 5... the spiciness was juuust right. We made short order of this dish - it was a good portion but just too tasty to let it exist for more than a few minutes :) Just wonderful.
|Shredded beef Szechuan style - and a glass of plum wine|
These pictures don't do the food justice. It looked just gorgeous and tasted even better. And then it was GONE. :)
Oh, you'll also notice a glass of plum wine the lady ordered... I think this was around $2.50 or something. Not bad, not great, sweet and one dimensional. Hey, it was a cheap glass of wine, it did the job ;)
I was thinking of ordering dessert and then our waitress brought us this:
|Oranges, pineapple, and two fortune cookies|
|The entrance to Jade Palace as we left - it's dark out :)|