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September 25, 2008

QQ Li’s Chinese Cuisine Bellingham

Behind REI in the Starvin’ Sam’s strip is a new wonder: QQ Li’s Chinese Cuisine. I love saying it: QQ Li’s Chinese Cuisine. ok

As you ply your way through the students, you too will have a happy face after you see all the choices and prices! The space is bright airy and clean with a few tables and a very long counter filled with food. I just stood there with my mouth open trying to figure out what I wanted – it was so hard to narrow it down. I ordered a 3 item combo with fried rice: chicken with broccoli, sesame chicken, peppered chicken. Cluck.

I gave the chicken and broccoli to Wendy and she said Kevin ate it all. I shared the rest with my family – we thought it was great.

The menu has appetizers, many soup choices and all the standard Chinese foods you would expect. There are combos and family meals; chef specials and BBQ plates.

QQ Li has been on vendor’s row at WWU (listen’s to student input). She’s the owner’s daughter at Hawaiian BBQ & Noodle House (good training grounds). I think it’s a success.

505 32nd St


September 22, 2008

Wendy remembers crispy wonton noodles and duck sauce

Filed under: Bellingham local,local,Pacific Northwest — Tags: , — Bellinghamster @ 3:34 pm

Wendy agrees with me; the Chinese restaurants in Bellingham are missing the crispy wonton noodles and duck sauce. She has them when she goes out to eat in Santa Barbara, CA. So, why aren’t they in Bellingham, WA?

Actually they can be found at the Chinese Market next to Speak Ez’s Memphis BBQ. They’re in a bag and not as fresh as would be if served before a restaurant meal.

Perhaps it is a menu item and not a freebie on the table. I’ll have to eat at more Chinese restaurants to find out…but, right now I’m recovering from our Stimpson Nature Preserve hike this morning (we’re not cougar food today).

September 13, 2008

What happened to crispy wonton strips and duck sauce?

Show me someone who doesn’t crave Chinese food and I’ll show you someone not open to culinary adventure.

Dad needed a culinary adventure tonight and called me for suggestions. I offered chicken parmesan or spaghetti with meatballs, but I heard hesitation. So I said, “How about Chinese?’ and we were off. We went to Xing’s Panda Palace and feasted on pupu platter, green jade shrimp, shredded beef szechuan style and shrimp lo mein. Half way through the pupu platter, I realized something was missing.

What ever happened to the crispy wonton strips and duck sauce that used to be waiting on the table when first seated (sliced, deep fried wonton wraps)? I grew up in Bayside, NY. A place where if there wasn’t a pizza place on the corner, there was a Chinese restaurant (or a bar). And each restaurant had its own trademark fried wonton strips: some wide, some thin, some crisp, some crunchy, sometimes stale.

But, could you imagine sitting down in a Mexican restaurant and not being served tortilla chips and salsa? Well, now that I’ve noticed, I’m going to investigate. I hope it doesn’t have anything to do with trans-fats, because it would be stupid to worry about FAT during a chopstick craving.

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