Tuesday, January 7, 2003
The Best of South Florida: Best Chinese Restaurant
It takes more than a pair of chopsticks and a fortune cookie to make Chinese food authentic. But if you want to chow down on some real Chow Mein... our viewers have voted on the very Best Chinese Restaurants - where you always get what you Wanton.
(WSVN) -- If you're craving Oriental cuisine, South Florida has a large selection.
So remember when choosing Chinese, before you talk the talk, you have to wok the wok.
Coming in third place, our viewers say you'll love Emerald Coast in Pembroke Pines.
"I like it because it's a buffet and you can get any food you want."
That's right, at Emerald Coast, customers get to pick their plate... and trust us, there's lots to pick from.
"We have over one hundred items on our buffet, starting from 6 different soups to 3 different salads, 30 hot times and approximately 20 different desserts."
But you can expect much more than just Chinese food.
"We also have seafood, lots of it."
"The Alaskan king crab legs, they're wonderful."
And there's all you can eat lobster on the weekends.
"It's the best buffet I've been to in a long time."
For a completely different experience, our viewer's number two choice is Tropical Chinese in Miami.
"They stroll by the table side and you can just pick out your favorite Dimsum right off the cart."
Call it custom cuisine... Lo-Mein-tenance eating.
Every lunch, these carts roll around serving fresh food so you can see it before you eat it.
"It's exciting to see the carts going around you get all your senses into it."
And you get a sense every meal will be marvelous when you watch the cooks cooking in the kitchen.
"Everything is really prepared fresh, the way we think hinese food is being prepared."
"I love them."
And if you'd like a bite of consistent quality you better call ahead. You can tell by these crowds, South Florida's top pick for choice Chinese is PF Changs in Aventura.
"Typically any night of the week here at PF Changs it's standing room only. It is incredibly busy."
Yet customers say just try the famous lettuce wrap, and you'll know it's worth the wait for this dining dynasty.
"The food is fantastic."
"They're consistent with their food, they're good."
But what makes this place number one is the people.
"We strive to give the best service available in the industry."
"The service is good to, I like the guys here."
Conbine that incredible service with a contemporary atmosphere, and it's a winning combination.
"It is our absolute favorite."
Making it the Best Chinese Restaurant in South Florida.
If Chinese isn't your thing, no problem. Next week, we go in search of the area's Top Cuban Restaurant. Also don't forget to vote for the The Best Florist in South Florida.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
17455 Biscayne Boulevard
N. Miami Beach, FL 33160
Tropical Chinese Restaurant
7991 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33155
12375 Pembroke Rd.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33025