It’s been around for twenty-five years, so it must be “good” right? Well, at least passable. Confession. I lived in China for six years, so it’s almost always a let down for me to go to a Chinese restaurant in the U.S. Once and a great while, in a larger city Chinatown, I can be a happy camper.
But here we’re talking the Chicago burbs, a good hour drive from the center of the city. But twenty-five years, right?
The New China was recently remodeled, I was told, and the ambiance is pleasant enough. Subdued tones and lighting, no blaring sports TVs (except in the bar). Service was more than satisfactory. He even pointed out by “rearranging” our order, we’d save some money. That was kind.
As you certainly know, there is no standardization in names or spelling of Americanized Chinese dishes, and the New China seems to have invented some names unique to their menu. So unless you ask, you might be surprised at what you order/receive.
I had shrimp and vegetables in a sauce. It was more than adequate. It came with steamed rice, (plain) fried rice, soup and an eggroll. Soup was good, eggroll was crispy and cabbage packed. Fried rice was quite a bit beyond the fried stage as you can see in the picture. There wasn’t any meat or egg.
I’d go again, at least for takeout. But I’d probably try some different items next time. And it’s a little spendy for Chinese. If you read online reviews, you’ll find people’s reactions are pretty mixed. I don’t really have anything negative to say.
Menu is online. Carryout orders welcome. Online ordering. Not sure if they are hooked up with any of the delivery services.
New China Restaurant Review