I was craving Chinese on Saturday. Which is not uncommon for me? But the Chinese buffets are all the same and I was craving really good Chinese. I knew where to go. My wife suggested dinner and a movie so it became a carry-out night. I called my order in and was greeted on the phone with a smile.
Yes, you can hear a smile on the phone. Even if they’re smiling in a second language. I placed my order and left my apartment. Knowing they would need a little time to prepare my meal I stopped at the Red Box on the way. When I arrived at San Miguel Square, the home of Woofers and Tweeters and Torino’s Sports Bar, across from HEB, I was again greeted with a smile.
The restaurant itself was very elegant. Asians have a knack for interesting architecture. The tiles on the ceiling were gold and very detailed. There were unique sculptures and paintings to admire. There was even a very comfortable looking couch, in case they got too busy. I didn’t require use of the couch as my meal was ready, boxed up in the neat little cardboard boxes with Chinese buildings printed on them. For under $30 I was in and out and back at home enjoying previews with the still warm food. I had General Tso’s Chicken and my wife had Lemon Chicken. My wife’s meal was presented well. Tasty fried rice with dozens of chunks of breaded chicken presented with slices of lemon and a few red cherries. She also had the pleasure of enjoying two different dipping sauces. My General Tso’s Chicken was excellent! It was spicy, but had a hint of brown sugar to equalize the flavor. We had Eggrolls on the side as well as some of the creamiest Cream Cheese Wontons in Midland. Being a lover of soup I also had a bowl of Won Ton Soup. It was amazing! Definitely not some out of the can quick fix you find in buckets at the buffets. This soup had sliced beef and delicious dumplings in a very refreshing broth. It was overall a very satisfying experience and I recommend KUO’S to all who enjoy Asian food.
Review by Mark Caples
KUO’S Chinese Restaurant
3303 N Midkiff Suite 152
Midland, TX 79705