REVIEW OF Queen Cuisine Asian Restaurant
Old Ridge Village, Rte. 202 at Ridge Road, Chadds Ford, PA
Telephone: 610-358-COOK (2665), 610-358-2488
Ambiance: Pleasant and clean, but the phones are constantly ringing loudly, which was a definite disturbance to the diners' peace of mind (at least at my table, anyway). I would suggest headsets to answer while they are filling the many take-out orders and pick-ups.
Service: The service was very good, timely and well performed by Emily, our wait person.
Szechuan Beef was our favorite entree
Experience: We were served a plate of fried noodles and a red dipping sauce. The noodles were on the stale side, and the dipping sauce was quite sweet-could have used more vinegar and complexity. This was true of all the sauces: too sweet.
We had eaten there only once before and had a less-than-good experience, right after they opened. One aspect then has been corrected, in that we didn't have to stand at the counter and place our orders. This time we actually sat down and had Emily come to take the order-as it should be!
But the other issue has not been resolved, and it needs to be: the meats previously and at this most recent experience have this terrible "spongey" consistency which is a real turn-off. I can only guess that the meat is soaked in a solution of meat tenderizer of some sort. I would so prefer if they could change this policy! If the meat is sliced thinly and cooked quickly, most all meat is tender when done this way! Since I cook Asian food a lot, I know this works fine. There is no need to adulterate the texture (and possibly the flavor) by tenderizing meat
Since I am on a weight management plan, I ordered lettuce wraps, which were less than wonderful, because they lacked the "peanuty" flavor one usually finds, and the meat was so crumbly it kept falling out of the lettuce. Also, we ran out of lettuce.
We shared crab wontons (not on my diet), which had been favorably reviewed on the web. They
were good, but mostly creamed cheese and no discernible crab taste or texture. And the sauce was the same one, too sweet.
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By Anne Pounds at
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