Thursday, October 13, 2011

Texas Restaurants~Mr.Wok

I've been slowly trying to make my way through D Magazine's Top 100 restaurants. Mr.Wok, an unassuming restaurant in an old Pizza Hut building was on that list. A few months ago, the girls from the Book Club I participate in decided to meet up for dinner. We were reading "The Fortune Cookie Chronicles" by Jennifer 8. Lee, which focuses on all things related to Chinese restaurants. We thought it was fitting that we meet at a Chinese restaurant to discuss this book.  Lucky for Mike, spouses were invited.

Fried Green Beans
Kong's Peking Duck. The duck was extremely lean and the skin was really crispy. Everyone who was a duck eater enjoyed this dish.

After the duck with sliced, we had the option of either having the duck bones sauteed or made into a soup course. We chose the sauteed bones.
Beggar's Chicken.  This is a whole chicken stuffed with sticky rice and meat. It is then baked in a bread and roasted for over 20 hours. The server let me pound the bread crust to reveal the chicken.  I'm not going to lie, it was pretty darn cool!
The chicken was extremely moist and was probably the most tender chicken I have ever consumed!

We also the Double Wok-Fried Egg noodles topped with a stir-fry of chicken, beef, shrimp, and vegetables.

Mike and I decided to check this place out one Saturday and then a couple of weeks later the book club girls decided have our monthly meeting there.

We ordered two lunch specials, the orange chicken and the kung pao chicken. 

Both dishes were flavorful and we would eat here again. The downside is that Mr.Wok is a decent drive away from where we live, so we will not be frequenting this restaurant as often other Chinese restaurants.
Mr. Wok
2600 14th Street
Plano, TX 75074-6529
(972) 881-1888

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