There is no question I travel frequently around the country covering news. One of the advantages of my globe trotting is the fact I can sample cuisine from a myriad of cultures in the process. Since I do lots of news from within the Asian communities I also enjoy their cuisine as well. On my latest trip to the Federation of Texas I was fortunate to discover a fabulous Chinese restaurant called China Jade in South Fort Worth. And let me tell you, this place totally rocks.
OK so I heard about this place from a friend of a friend of a friend, you know the story. Sometimes suggested places are good and sometimes the place serves cardboard with a dash of salt, tamarind and shrimp paste. Fortunately *China Jade was an exceptional Asian eatery worth bragging about and deserving of the accolades I heard prior to my arrival. Unlike many other Asian restaurants China Jade is a unique place that is family owned and operated where quality is the primary concern. They have been in continuous business in Forth Worth for over 25 years. Let it be known their meals have Texas written all over it since you get your monies worth in more ways than one for they don’t compromise flavor for quantity. Every bite is good to the very last and I mean that.
I enjoy the Volcano or Pu Pu platter where you get a sampling of ribs, eggroll and a sundry assortment of appetizers including kabobs with a mini grill in the center of the tray. Usually the ribs need a healthy set of teeth to pry the meat off the skimpy bone and the kabobs resemble sticks with jerky on them. This was not the case at China Jade for I was served some very tender and tasty ribs. The eggrolls were fabulous and there was an assortment of kabobs to choose from along with Dumplings and Potstickers and all portions were sizable and very scrumptious. In fact the platter was a meal unto itself and I began to wonder if I had room for a main course.
On this occasion I ordered Peking Duck and this was also a pleasant surprise since the duck was prepared just the way I like it and again, the portions were Texas style. Of course it tasted fantastic and was on par with some of the very high end places I’ve eaten at in the past. I mean to say this was definitely a 5 star meal at affordable prices and it was well worth the trip to find this place. In any event I am shamelessly promoting this Chinese restaurant from not only the quality of the food but also for the excellent service I received. The management was very attentive to our needs and they were very cordial making my culinary adventure a most enjoyable one indeed. Their menu has all the favorites and it is a sure bet I will be sampling more of their delicious cuisine in the near future while I’m still in the great state of Texas. This definitely was one of the highlights of this trip thus far. And if you check this place out I know you will agree that China Jade truly rocks. And they do deliver eh….
Your Devil’s Advocate
* China Jade
5274 South Hulen Street
Forth Worth, Texas 76132