The place was an offspring in January 1988, the Lu family comprehended their vision of bringing quality, quick and reasonable Chinese food into Northern Virginia. In the 22 years after it opened, China King has gathered a faithful customer base and five opportune locations in the DC Metro Area. They are a family business and serving Chinese food to the community at an outstanding value is their target. The dishes are prepared with healthy and fresh ingredients.
If you are a soup lover, you should stop by here. The customers love the soup of this place. In fact, the owner recommends the soup, fried rice, Kung Pao Chicken and General Tsao’s Chicken.
The way they prepare the dishes make it more appetizing. Let us take General Tso’s Chicken for example. They would gather the ingredients and set the wok in blazing high heat. The chef would stir-fry it and make it extra strong, flavorful and spicy. You can order over the phone can take them home or you can eat at their restaurant.
They are clean and the atmosphere is nice. If you are a big fan of brown rice, that can be a disappointment because they only have white rice. On the bright side, it is only $0.9 and it comes with almost anything you order. The prices are incredibly low. The appetizers are so less in cost, you will feel like you are eating for free. Egg Roll is 1.55 and so is the Vegetable Spring Roll. 1.95 is the price for four fried wontons and 3.95 is the value for eight deep-fried dumplings. Eight Steamed Dumplings, Honey Spareribs and Fried Chicken Wings cost 3.95. You can have yummy and crispy French fries for only $1.65.
For those who like extra chili peppers, here is what you can select. You can have the Kung Pao Chicken, Chicken with Black Bean Sauce, Hunan Beef, General Tsao’s Chicken, Chicken Szechuan Style, Curry Chicken and Shredded Chicken in Garlic Sauce. They are all around $7. Whether night or day, their food makes excellent food for meals or just snack. It opens at 11 AM with the exceptions on Sunday where it starts at 12 PM. It is also great if you are eating late at night as it remains open till 10 PM. The dining is clean and tidy and you can look at the photos on their website.
The sad part is that the Kung Pao Chicken is supposed to be excellent but it receives somewhat mixed comments. Some believe they put celery as fillers which can be a turn off. You can experiment with the shrimp dishes.
The chef’s special can never go wrong. The Dragon and Phoenix is made by stirring large shrimp, straw mushrooms, snow peas, baby corn, bamboo short, carrots and cabbage vigorously. You can ask for the brown sauce because it is better than white wine. If spicy is not an option for you, you can select the Sesame Chicken because it is sweet and tangy. It comes with the sesame sauce and chicken are deep fried and tender. The triple delight is going to be perfect for those who cannot decide what protein they want or loves all the three major proteins: beef, chicken and shrimp. It is healthy and it contains broccoli, water chestnuts, snow peas, baby corn, carrots, mushrooms in brown sauce.
Whatever you pick, skip the Moo Shi Pork along with other Pork dishes such as sweet and sour, twice-cooked, Hunan, Ma Po Tofu etc. If you are looking for something delicious and healthy at the same time, pick combination vegetables at only $5.95. If you want them to be hot and spicy, pick the curry vegetables. The first one contains fresh vegetables including snow peas, broccoli, water chestnuts, carrots, baby corn, mushrooms. The second one has onions, snow peas, baby corn carrots, and Napa cabbage sautéed in an appetizing curry sauce.
China King has a line of new dishes and they are mostly for people who prefers hot and spicy rather than sweet. You can choose the Hot Pepper Chicken, Imperial or the Beef in Black Bean sauce from the menu. The new dishes are around $7.
You should have guessed by now why the title is as it is. The reason is because the food is so inexpensive, it is like eating at home. You can eat out and not have to deal with the hassles in the kitchen yet the price will be so low. That is an advantage that you can have tasty Chinese food at the comfort of your home or in their restaurant at such a less price.