That's sort of my fortune cookie wish to myself right now. It's a very frigid night in Des Plaines. The temperatures have been in the teens all day, but don't let that fool you - if you read the fine print, the weather report says it feels like a big, fat ZERO out there. I don't know about you, but when I'm cold, I like to eat. Makes sense: calories are energy and you need energy to stay warm. One of my favorite cold weather cuisines is Chinese. Steamy hot, loaded with carbs, some sweet/salty soy sauce for dipping and dunking, plenty of crispy fried goodness. My American dream of Chinese food probably isn't very authentic, but it sure tastes good and gives you that warm, stuffed feeling.
So - where to go in Des Plaines for Chinese food? For fabulous, crisp egg rolls and crab rangoon? For tender lo mein noodles sharing an overcrowded platter with bbq pork or chicken or veggies? When one needs to call a summit with General Tso and have a whole lotta Chow Fun - where does one go in Des Plaines? I hope you'll post here and tell me about your favorite Chinese restaurant here in town - you can even fudge a little bit and name a place in Mt. Prospect, Niles or Park Ridge. But not too far afield, I'm looking for a perfect lunch spot. :)
To cast your note, just click on the word "Comments" down below and let your voice be heard. If you can include some address/location information for the restaurant, that's even better. Give as much detail as you'd like - you can name your favorite menu items, tell us about the lunch combination specials, even describe the decor. I'm all ears (of baby corn), and my chop sticks are standing by, waiting to try your recommendations. Don't let me down!