So the other day Scott (the husband) and I got a chance to go and eat out and since I don’t usually say no to any of his picks, we ended up at the China Moon Restaurant in Universal City, right by First Baptist – our church. Anyhow, this area looks a little rundown but that has never stopped me from trying out new food.
We went in and there appeared to only be one worker there, she told us to sit anywhere we wanted and rushed off – most of the seats were actually taken so I figured she must be pretty busy. So we sat down, and the room was definitely older looking, the chairs and tables are pretty worn out. The waitress came back a couple minutes later and took our drink orders – and brought us back cans of pop (soda/coke) to drink. I haven’t had a canned beverage from a restaurant in years so that was different.
It took a little bit longer for her to come back to take our order, but I didn’t mind because the place was clearly hopping. Based on what I saw of the dining area though, I am surprised by how busy it actually was. Scott ordered sweet and sour chicken and I ordered orange chicken.
As I am giving my opinion here, let me be very clear – I am NOT a Chinese food expert, nor a fan of that type of food in the slightest. On my list of places to eat, Chinese food is ALWAYS right near the bottom so when I get something that I actually like, I am shocked.
At this point I finally saw a second employee working, so I assumed that meant things would move a bit quicker. It didn’t take too long for our food to come out and this is what I got. (The rice came in a separate bowl and I just dumped it on the plate…..probably bad etiquette but that is how I eat it :)).
And it was DELICIOUS. Again, it could have been Terrible Chinese food for all I know of the style, BUT I LOVED it. The chicken was full of flavor, you could actually taste the orange (not overwhelmingly though) and the spice was there but didn’t light my mouth on fire. It was a fantastic blend of tastiness that I would most certainly recommend to anyone who likes caramelized chicken!
So thank you China Moon Restaurant for giving me something that I really enjoyed to eat, Scott didn’t feel the same, his sweet and sour chicken was bland and gummy (as if it had been sitting in a warmer too long), so I don’t recommend that dish in this case.