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Grand China

In a word: Good but not quite grand.

The specs: #0199
Address, hours & details via Isthmus.

JM ate the sweet and sour shrimp.
Nichole ate the crunchy beef.
The bill was $23, or $11.50/person, plus tip.
JM gave Grand China a B-; Nichole gave Grand China a B+ (see our grading rubric).

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Thank goodness we don't have to go to Great Clips next door.

Grand China's neighbor, Great Clips

So anyway, it wasn't a long wait between the time we placed our order and when it was ready. We took our meal home to eat in the splendid (if dim) surroundings of our basement.

Grand China food on TV tray

The rangoon were not the greatest - they were unevenly brown, with slightly lumpy filling. JM's sweet and sour shrimp were not great. The dish was serviceable, but he says he's had better. When he sampled Nichole's dinner, he wanted to trade.

Nichole's crunchy beef was not as spicy as she expected, but she probably could have asked for it to be hotter. The brown sauce was slightly gummy and the beef lightly battered, while the vegetables (green peppers and corn) were fresh and, more importantly, not overcooked. Still, when she sampled JM's dinner, she wanted to trade.

All in all, Grand China left us a little unsatisfied, but full.  We had leftovers for the next couple days. The server was nice, but, all in all, we'd pick this one only if it were the closest.


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