I am from Ames and I use to love eating at the House of Chen (when they were located originally behind North Grand Mall). The original owners, the Chens(?), were generous people and very friendly. Every time I would order, Mrs Chen would always say, "Is 10 min okay?" In time, I heard the cook had bought the restaurant. I went back to eat at the restaurant numerous times during my college years and fortunately, the great taste was still there.
Fast forward 10 years later. Their ownership has changed again, I believe. They have moved their location in a questionable area. My parents, long time Ames residence, say their owners are of a questionable nature. In short, it is like going to the hood. I have friends from Ames who still say the food is still good. Perhaps.
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