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“You can always tell when it's authentic...”
Review of C & T Wok

C & T Wok
Ranked #16 of 155 Restaurants in Morrisville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“You can always tell when it's authentic...”
Reviewed July 5, 2012

The food was very good and you can always tell when it is authentic when the locals of the food's enicity eat there. You can always go down the road and find an "americanized" chinese restaurant that plays Christmas music in December, or you can come to a place like this and hear them play oriental music every day of the year.

Visited August 2011
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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“Authentic Szechuan Cuisine, Call Your Heat Level Carefully”
Reviewed January 4, 2012

This relatively new addition to the authentic cuisine scene is located in the Morrisville Square Shopping Center - a small strip center that also houses Sol Azteca (a very nice Mexican restauant with with great dishes), Mawa's Taste of Africa Restaurant (interesting dishes, tacky decor), and Tower Restaurant, a vegeterian Indian place. In a similar strip in Greensboro, you would find a Subway, a Nail shop, and 3 empty locations.

The C is for Chinese and the T is for Thai, and that is what they offer here. This is a small place with 6 or 8 booths, and a few scattered tables. It is clean and bright, and service is generally good, but it can get busy, and things will slow up some. Of course, ask for the menu that contains the authentic dishes.

The Dan-Dan Noodles (shown as Dan-Dan Doodle on the takeout menu) contain plenty of flat, white noodles that are good, but I prefer the round noodle - a textute thing. The meat sauce is pork based, and it is a little thin in taste and quantity - not a lot of it, and little heat. The scallions also were spare in quantity. Decent but not up to Super Wok or Gourmet Kingdom.

Their version of 3 Pepper Chicken in Szechuan Sauce is very good, with plenty of peppers (one being the simple green pepper), and lots of nice, tender white meat chicken. Heat was good, building as the dish was consumed.

The Fillet Fish in Szechuan Oil is one of the hottest Szechuan dishes I've encountered. The owner explained that it contains red peppers, szechuan peppercorns, and hot chili oil. The tender pieces of baked or boiled fish are in a broth (it is like a soup or stew) and it topped with fresh cilantro and yellow beans. The yellow beans added very little, but everything else about this dish as super, including the portion size.

The Crispy Fillet of Fish with Dried Peppers, the Double Cooked Pork (one of the very best versions I've had), and the Kung Pao Chicken are also very nice. Ask for the heat level you want, and they will meet your needs.

Overall this is a very good choice for authentic Szechuan food. I still feel Super Wok and Gourmet Kingdom are somewhat better overall, and China Palace has some better versions of some dishes, but I could find myself eating here often as well.

  • Visited September 2011
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