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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mandarin Wok II

Better Than Average

Mandarin Wok II was one of my favorite places to go for lunch when I worked near Millington. Service is very prompt, for the restaurant usually fulfills orders within ten minutes. For phoned-in orders, this works out well because it is usually ready when the customer arrives at the restaurant.
As for the food itself, all the dishes I had were great. My favorite is the chicken with cashew nuts. Consisting of a blend of chicken, cashews, snap peas, carrots, celery, onions and baby corn in an Asian sauce (probably soy), it is a treat. Mix in the fried rice with roast pork and onions and you have yourself a delicious meal. I recently had this entrĂ©e without extra soy sauce, and it seemed to taste better.
Of the many Chinese take-out restaurants that I've been to, Mandarin Wok II is one of the better ones. It's definitely worth checking out.


Was originally posted on Urbanspoon on July 21, 2010

The Second Time Around, It's Still Great!

Since my initial review of Mandarin Wok II, I have had the pleasure of revisiting recently (August 12, 2012) during a week when I was working in Millington. With only thirty minutes for lunch, I knew I had to make the most of it. Fortunately, I was able to quickly look up the phone number with the Urbanspoon mobile app so I could place my order. I went with my favorite dish, chicken with cashews, with instructions to prepare it as a dine-in order. This isn't something that I normally do, but past experiences gave me the confidence to order it that way. When I arrived at the Chinese eatery, my order was ready, on a plate.

The plate used for my meal was small compared to the amount of food on it. Despite the plate’s size, I kept it together and knocked it out quickly. It took me less time to finish my lunch than my cohorts who dined at McDonald's. My lunch cost $4.70, which is cheaper than many of McDonald's combo deals. In terms of quality, I fared better as well due the amount of fresh ingredients that Mandarin Wok II uses. So in terms of efficiency, quality and great customer service, Mandarin Wok II is hard to beat.
I'm really glad I got a chance to revisit one of my favorite Chinese restaurants in Greater Memphis. Although the Mandarin Wok II will never be mistaken for a five-star restaurant, it is a nice family-run business serving great inexpensive food. And, unlike places like Yum's, Mandarin Wok II doesn't dabble in cooking hot wings, sandwiches and other non-Chinese food that could distract from its core business. Its Chinese menu is good on its own, which will always keep me coming back.


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LabelsAsian, Chinese, Millington



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