27 August 2006

(My) Go To Chinese in Portland

In my humble opinion, the best wonton noodle soup (pic. left) west of the Mississippi—or, at least, my favorite bowl—is found at Good Taste. I get it with roast duck when I'm extra hungry.

And I never miss an opportunity to go to Jin Wah for steamed fish and Dungeness crab. Their quality has not wavered all the years I've been eating there and their prices for whole seafood continue to be a bargain when compared to Chinese restaurants in LA. They also have the fastest of service of any Chinese restaurant I've ever been to, including those in big cities like San Francisco, New York, and Toronto. The plates come out steaming hot mere minutes after you order the food.

Pics. Top left, clock-wise
Fish Maw Soup, Steamed Whole Fish, Sautéed String Beans (background) and Sautéed Chinese Broccoli (foreground), and Dungeness crab with Ginger and Scallions.

Good Taste
18 NW 4th Ave.
Portland, OR 97209
They also have a second location in Portland where I ate this time for convenience, but I think 4th Ave., in Chinatown, is nominally better and would recommend going there first.

Jin Wah
8001 SE Powell Blvd., Ste P
Portland, OR 97206


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