Yuk... Where to begin...I have the staunch belief that you can find good food anywhere, as an amazing family cook can settle down in any town. I've experienced it before: Mexican food in Iowa, Greek food in the Bahamas... That said, don't be fooled by the signs in the window touting "Voted Best Chinese Food in Merced." (C'mon, how many other Chinese restaurants are in the area anyways? And who voted?!) Granted I have read raving reviews online, usually mentioning the "amazing crab rangoon." and the plentiful all-you-can-eat buffet. Crab rangoon is pretty gross, the equivalent of putting cream cheese in sushi rolls, and I don't think all-you-can-eat is necessarily a good thing. But I still gave it a chance.
Ordered a lot of takeout. Restaurant looks nice enough... typical Chinese food place.
Everything was bland and some items like the $8 seafood soup were a ripoff with mostly watered-down egg drop soup with fake crab, sparse baby salad shrimp, and a sliver or two of rubbery scallop.
Apps, soups, main menu items were all a disappointment. Tasteless. Watery. Lame. Not a good value, even though prices are low.
Skip this place, this is not the gem in the rough it possibly had potential to be!
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