Sometimes Two Wong CAN get it right
I must admit I wasn’t expecting much when we walked in. The restaurant was highly recommended. But that was a recommendation based on an opinion dated two years ago. BEFORE a change of ownership.
Four of the Mee present. Unfortunately, V. Stoogas was unable to join us tonight, but we hope to have dinner with him again soon.
Wong’s Noodle House is located just north of the train tracks at:
98 Mineola Blvd.
Mineola, NY 11501
When we walked in, there was only one other table occupied. It seems to be primarily a take away restaurant. And they do most of their business during lunch hours due to the proximity of Winthrop Hospital just a few blocks away.
We barely entered when the other table left. I’m sure it was just a coincidence. Most of the food we ate in the “solitude” of our own camaraderie and good humor. The spirits were accented with an excellent BYOB Pinot Grigot (it always gets extra points for Jewish appeal). They put it on ice. Well done!
We let our waiter serve us some real Chinese food, with the only caveat that we wanted ribs as an appetizer.
This is what they served us:
- Spare ribs
- Basil chicken
- Crispy meat
- Triple Crown
- Pulled pork with chives
- Singapore Style Mei Fun Noodles
The pork ribs were out of this world. My personal favorite of all the restaurants we’ve eaten at! The polish was perfect. Nice combination of sweet and BBQ’ie (I like to make up my own words when the actual words just don’t capture the true essence of what I’m trying to describe).
The entree portions were a bit small, and after we completely devoured all four of them, we were still wanting more (always a good sign!). Therefore, we ordered the Singapore-style Mei Fun Noodles (the only dish other than the pork ribs that we personally ordered). We asked it to be a little spicy. And it was more than a little spicy. The other dishes were tasteless, but tasty. Especially the Triple Crown. The shrimp on the Triple Crown offering were completely tasteless. The scallops had a good kick and were the best of that deal.
My favorite dish was the crispy meat. Nice and crispy, extremely tasty (similar to ribs), but not dry at all. A home-run!
The basil chicken was unforgettable. The pulled pork very good. Although it is a small portion.
Dinner was topped off with a juicy orange and of course the fortune cookie offering with our check (reasonably priced. Additional Jewish appeal points).
Here were our fortunes:
“Write the events of your life in a journal.” (Kind of like our blog, huh?)
“Fear is the interest that is paid for a debt that perhaps you do not owe” (Very deep!)
“Nobody has a good enough memory to be a successful liar”
“Everything is possible. Just not likely” (What a damn disappointment!)
Humbly presented for your consideration,
– Lonnie Goldman aka Mee Magnum (“Chop! Chop!”)