Best Chinese Food Spots in South Florida

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Chinese Restaurants in South Florida

Chinese food has a long, storied history in the United States. You will hear that it first got its start during the California Gold Rush in 1849 as merchants from Canton in South China came to the United States to provide service and labor for miners. As much as Americans love Chinese food now, however, such was not the case in the mid to late 1800s. Moreover, many argue that the food at that time – and over the course of the next 100 years or so was more Cantonese and heavily bastardized to fit American palettes.

To most, true, authentic, Chinese food came to America in the 1960s. Fleeing from the Japanese during World War II, Cecilia Chiang, who travelled some 700 miles on foot to save herself, came to San Francisco and opened the famous Mandarin restaurant. Prior to her arrival, most Chinese food places were known as “chop suey” and “chop mein” shops and offered things not offered on real Chinese menus – broccoli, for instance, had never been served in China. Not to say that restaurants that offer up “Americanized” Chinese food are a bad thing – just like any other fusion of food cultures, traditional American Chinese food is delicious. With that in mind, we have also included those in our list of best Chinese food spots in South Florida.

Delray Beach Chinese Street Food Restaurant: Delray Goodies

Delray Goodies JianBing and Spring Rolls

Despite is uninspiring name, Delray Goodies makes up for its namesake by offering up a bevvy of unique treats and food – among them (and why we include them on our list) – Asian street food. They offer Dim Sum in the form of crab shumai, various dumplings, and Piggy buns. They also feature JianBing and JiDanBing as well. While not Chinese (but definitely Asian), Delray Goodies also offers varieties of Yakult. For the uninitiated, Yakult is essentially a sweetened probiotic milk popular in Japan. Other menu items include rolled ice cream, fresh fruit teas, taro and mango slushes, tapioca milk, and red bean tapioca milk. You can learn more about this Chinese street food restaurant in Delray by visiting their website: https://delray-goodies.business.site/.

Delray Goodies Asian Street Food Restaurant is located at 155 NE 4 th Avenue, Delray Beach, FL 33483.
Indoor or Outdoor Seating: small Indoor and Outdoor
Food To Go: Yes
Family-Friendly: Yes
Alcohol Available: No

Lemongrass Hotpot Chinese Restaurant in Boca Raton, Florida

Hotpot

Lemongrass Hot Pot in Boca Raton, Florida is a unique Chinese food experience everyone should experience at least once in their life. If you are not familiar with hot pot, think of it as more of am “eating experience” than an actual dish. Similar in concept to Melting Pot or fondue cooking, Hot Pot is where you take a group of ingredients such as mushrooms, protein, Chinese lettuce, noodles, and so forth, and add them to a seasoned broth simmering in a pot. Once cooked, you then dip those items in whatever sauce you like, eat, and enjoy. Because of the cooking style of Hot Pot, you do not really order a specific dish from their menu – instead, you choose from a group of “soup bases”, including options like vegetable brother, Tom Yum, coconut milk, Taiwanese Hot Spicy, and a number of others. From there you get to decide vegetable options, including Bok Choy, cabbage, broccoli, spinach, lotus root, Daikon, corn, and a variety of other vegetables. Next up you choose your meats, poultry, or seafood, followed by noodle type, then “fish ball”. Dipping sauces are typically Hoison Sauce, peanut sauce, Chinese BBQ, as well as more unique flavors, including leek flower and lemon.

You can view Lemongrass of Boca Raton’s complete Hot Pot menu on their website:
https://order.lemongrassboca.com/.

Lemongrass Hot Pot Chinese restaurant is located at 21073 Powerline Road #41-43, Boca Raton, Florida
33433.
Indoor or Outdoor Seating: Indoor only
Food To Go: Yes
Family-Friendly: Yes
Alcohol Available: No

Red Shallot Chinese Restaurant in Doral, Florida

Gyudon Beef Bowl

Red Shallot Chinese Restaurant in Doral, FL is known throughout Broward County for its pork shallot picadillo, the dish being heralded by many food critics in the area. Of course, that is not the only Chinese faire they serve! For starters, you have options like their shallot chicken niblets (think chicken nuggets but with flavor), your standard egg rolls and fried dumplings, and, for vegetarians, fried tofu. You can also start your meal with a cup of hot and sour soup or traditional Miso if the mood hits you. Main entrees include chicken dishes like curry chicken, Kung Po, and the interesting 3-cups chicken (comes with three dipping sauces). For seafood lovers, why not have a pint of veggie shrimp (shrimp with vegetables) or a fried fish filet. Beef connoisseurs are in for a treat: tomato beef stew, curry beef, beef stir fry, and the Gyudon beef bowl simmered in a dashi and soy sauce are all up for grabs. Various Lo Meins, a slew of fried rice choices (including the zesty tropical fried rice), and vegetarian options are also available. Then you have the main entrée menu, where the restaurant really shines, offering fun dishes like the Porkatarian Delight (slow cooked pork belly), the Lion’s Head Chinese Meatball, and, of course, the aforementioned Pork Shallot Picadillo.

You can visit their menu at their website: http://orderredshallotdoral.com/index.php

Red Shallot Chinese restaurant is located at 9032 NW 25th Street, Doral, Florida 33172.
Indoor or Outdoor Seating: Indoor only
Food To Go: YesFamily-Friendly: Yes
Alcohol Available: No

Great Wall II Chinese Restaurant in Cooper City, FL

Lo Mein

Great Wall II is a pretty standard Chinese restaurant at first view, but do not let the basic offerings of their menu fool you – the food is delicious and a head above the rest. The portions are nice, and they have a big selection, making it a great place for finnicky eaters that do not shy away from Asian food. Appetizers range from fried wontons, krab Rangoon, and fried dumplings to shrimp shumai, edamame, and even French fries. They also serve regular pint and quart versions of the Chinese classics like egg foo young, chow ho fun, chow mein, sweet and sour, and lo mein, to name but a few of their over 100 options. Lunch combos, dinner combos, and even family packages are also available. They even have a section of their menu devoted to Thai food, with picks such as Massaman curry, Panang curry, and pad Thai.

You can view their menu and delivery information on their website:
https://www.greatwallcoopercity.com/.

Great Wall II Chinese Restaurant is located on 10068 Griffin Road, Cooper City, Florida 33328.
Indoor or Outdoor Seating: Indoor only
Food To Go: Yes
Family-Friendly: Yes
Alcohol Available: No

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