We ordered 1 seafood chowmein, 1 fried rice w/beef, 1 kung-pao chicken, 1 spicy clamps. The fried rice is mushy, spicy clamps is OK (lots of sweet bell pepper pieces for an "authentic" dish???), The chowmein is also OK but the ingredients are not that high quality. The best dish is kung-pao chicken: the meat is just deep fried right, not covered w/thick flour in a caramelized light sauce.
Some easiest dishes to judge the "caliper" of a good Chinese restaurant for us to start with are: seafood chowmein, beancurd thick-soup and dimsum dish "ha-kow" the shrimp dumpling. The "free" beancurd soup offering at every table for lunch at this place "failed". It is a bit too thick, the ingredients are not that good. Comparing to the quality of just the seafood chowmein/beancurd soup at Elite (700 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park ) or Empress Harbour (111 N Atlantic Blvd #350 Monterey Park) we would only give Newport a 3 star rating.
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