Thursday, November 29, 2012

From The East Side: China Village

Okay, so the other night while just needing an option and in an area we aren't always at dinner, we checked Urbanspoon and was directed to this place, China Village.

Yum, yum and YUM!!!  This place was really great.  Right next to the famous Prince's Hot Chicken, I understand that it could easily get overlooked.  But, you should bypass the heat sometime and wander on down to see what they have cooking.

I was craving Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Stephen got the General Tso's Chicken.  We figured Madison could just eat off our plates and she did.  The egg rolls were really flavorful and the pork fried rice that came with each dish was yummy.  I decided that I wanted some crab rangoon.  The menu offered an appetizer of 10 for $3.50.  I told Stephen after, for $3.50 I'm sure they're your basic little bit of nothing inside sweet/cheesy goodness.  Nothing exciting but I was craving it, so why not?  It's only $3.50.  Luckily, I was completely wrong.  These came out HUGE, hot and more crab than cheese.  They were more like a PF Chang's crab wonton that is more fishy.  But, these were even better and 10 for $3.50?? What??  It was amazing!

The staff was polite and pleasant.  The lady working the front spoke great English and even played with my daughter some which was nice.  They asked how we heard about them and we told them.  They later brought out something called "chicken bread".  Which is exactly as it sounds.  Little triangular toasts that tasted like, well, chicken!

Complaints?  The ambience is not so good.  Kind of shabby digs, but we can take it and get out of there and still be overly happy.  The sweet and sour chicken was just chicken and sauce.  I did miss the veggies/pineapples that come with some but I'm not sure that every establishment offers that.  I'm usually an orange chicken gal but was mixing it up anyway, so who knows?  Other than that, I have no complaints.

It seemed really busy.  We were joined later by two gals but folks kept coming and going picking up their dinners and many seemed to be regulars.  That's always a good sign.  All kinds of different folks too.  This is easily the best "take out" Chinese food we've experienced here in Nashville!

Go and check it out.  If you know where the famous Prince's Hot Chicken is, you know where to find it, otherwise, here are the details.  Off Dickerson Road, South of Briley Pkwy.

China Village
123 Ewing Dr.
Nashville, TN  37207

(615)  262-8009

China Village on Urbanspoon

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