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In a word: As great as it is Chinese.

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JM ate the chicken with mushrooms and a fruit punch.
Nichole ate the orange beef and a Pepsi.
The bill was $18, or $9/person, plus tip.
JM and Nichole both gave Great China a B+ (see our grading rubric).

Great China exterior

We decided to eat in at Great China rather than do carryout on this gloomy Monday. It was the right choice. The food came out fast, and the service was great. The interior is a bit minimalist, though.

Great China interior

The crab rangoon were probably the best we've had at a takeout place yet, perhaps because they were just moments out of the fry oil. The dipping sauce was better than usual - tangier and lighter. The presentation was also quite pleasing.

Great China crab rangoon

Nichole's orange beef was a perfect balance of hot and sweet. By the end of the meal her lips were tingling in a not-unpleasant way. And the fresh broccoli was a nice change from sauce-saturated veggies.

Great China beef

The chicken and mushrooms were better than average, according to JM, but they were not quite hot enough especially when compared with everything else.  He ran into bad portion control again, too.

Great China chicken and mushrooms

It all ended with a fine birthday fortune:

Your future looks bright

The only trouble we could see with Great China is that the temptation to go to China Palace, just a couple blocks away, is too great to resist. Must... not... drool.

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