If you want some really good Chinese food…this is the place to go. Jade Dragon has such a great atmosphere, and the quality of the food is so consistent. I have never been disappointed, and this time was no different.
We started with the Fried Dumplings and the Pu Pu Platter. We have never tried the Pu Pu Platter before…and I regret that it took us this long to try it. The Pu Pu Platter comes with crab rangoons, beef on a stick, egg rolls, short ribs, paper wrapped chicken and fried shrimp. The dish that it is served in shocked me. Literally, they served fire to our table! It was great. The dumplings have such an amazing flavor, you don’t even have to use the sauce with them. But trust me…you want to. The dumplings are served on fried rice noodles that even by themselves were amazing.
For our meals, we ordered the Sesame Chicken and the Sweet and Sour Pork, both with the fried rice. They combined both orders of rice into one dish, which was fine with us…they told us about it when they served it to us. The Sesame Chicken had just the right amount of spice, and the sauce was more of a glaze, which I loved. The Sweet and Sour Pork was equally amazing. The sauce, meat and veggies all came mixed. The veggies still had a great crunch to them, but they weren’t under cooked. The sauce on this dish also seemed almost like more of a glaze, but it wasn’t overpowering. And the meat had the perfect amount of breading on it. Even the fortune cookies tasted very fresh, even though we know they weren’t made on site.
The atmosphere at Jade Dragon is so great. The lantern lights are absolutely stunning. The smells are definitely enticing. And I love the fact that the owner walks around ensuring the quality of everything.
This has become one of our favorite restaurants for a reason. The quality is always there, and they never fail to impress us. If you want great Chinese food, this is the place to go.