Oopsie. It got better
I had not eaten at Imperial Inn since BTA [Before TripAdvisor] that is, until yesterday. They used to advertise that they're owned by the same owners as the one in ChinaTown [Philadelphia]. We'd went there years ago, because we saw that ad, and we cussingly LOVE Imperial Inn in ChinaTown. My favorite: shrimptoast. If you ever get shrimptoast from a Chinese place [if they even have it], it's usually deepfried. Imperial Inn in Chinatown, tops theirs with sesame seeds and pan fries it, so it's less greasy and the sesame seeds are pan toasted. Also from Imperial Inn in ChinaTown, we love the shrimp rolls [whole small shrimp, mayo & cilantro, rolled in panko & deep fried], Phoenix Roll [chicken, shrimp, scallion, lemon grass & gawd knows what else] deep fried and served with it's own special brown sauce, and their springrolls. The one in AC, back then, had none of these. Back then, we ended up ordering egg rolls, which were greasy. Hot&Sour soup [which Imperial Inn in ChinaTown has the best], which was like brown hot water with some tofu here and there. And the menu was limited so we had boring typical stuff like Chicken Chow Mein and such, which was bland. So Saturday, I find a carryout menu from the place. There is no claim of being the same owners as Imperial Inn in ChinaTown. BUT they now offer Phoenix Roll and Shrimp Roll. AND lots & lots of food choices. We had Phoenix Roll and 4 Shrimp Rolls [that was two orders, because they're so cussingly good]. Scallop in blackbean sauce and a dish that I've only seen at Imperial Inn in ChinaTown ~ I doubt it's Chinese. It's 15/20 size shrimp lightly battered & fried and served with a white sauce with carmelized walnuts with broccolli. And it was cussingly good. I was glad I'd found their menu, I suggest if you haven't been there in years to retry Imperial Inn AC
Their interior decor is redone and it is more welcoming with little touches here&there. And mirrors to make it appear larger. Their parking lot is small, there was plenty of street parking at meters, but it is February. The men's room is done in baby blue tile&grout. I'm unsure how many decades since they were fashionable, but it did have a newer vanity. Yeah, I wished the restroom was like Wa~Wa or Aldi. No liquor license
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