In a word: Can't even find the heat, let alone stand it.
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JM ate the egg rolls and cashew chicken.
Nichole ate the cold sesame noodles, hot and sour soup, and ma po tofu.
We split some crab rangoon.
The bill was $24, or $12/person, plus tip.
JM gave China Kitchen a C+; Nichole gave China Kitchen a C- (see our grading rubric).
China Kitchen is in the same strip mall as Rosati's and Dahmen's. There's not really much to tell. The egg rolls were hot and fresh and the rangoon likewise, but such sides are easy to do relative to the main dishes. These were sadly lackluster. The cold noodles were unimpressive and the tofu dish neither made you feel healthier than if you'd eaten meat, nor was a good substitution for meat. It was mostly disappointing.
The cashew chicken suffered from being waaaay too crunchy. The nuts retained all of their hardness as did the baby corn and celery (and more of the chicken than we would have liked). This area of the city boasts some pretty good Asian restaurants and even some decent take-out places in the vein of "Chinese restaurant-in-a-box," and as such it seems unlikely that China Kitchen will receive much further patronage. It seems like a place for those who live in walking distance, but if that were the casewe'd have a tough time not just getting pizza.
(And is it just us, or are fortune cookie writers going out of their way to ruin the "...in bed" thing?)