Go Chinese

TAKEOUT

August 06, 2008|By ROB KASPER

A good way to enjoy watching the Summer Olympics is to snap on the television, put the recliner in the deep-comfort position and order Chinese takeout.

I started my Olympics regime about a week early by ordering three versions of Moo Shu Pork, then settling into a recliner and alternately nibbling on the pancakes stuffed with meat and vegetables and working the remote control.

Best Bite

The Bamboo House

Address: 26 Cranbrook Road, Cockeysville

Phone: 410-666-9550

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, noon-midnight Friday-Saturday

The gold-medal winner. This order had tender pieces of pork, crisp vegetables and large, delicate pancakes you dot with a pleasing plum sauce, then stuff with the savory pork mixture. The $13.73 serving has a lot of food, including a large container of rice, five pancakes and a double serving of cookies, both almond and fortune.

Best Bargain

Jesse Wong's Kitchen

Address: Hunt Valley Towne Centre, 118 Shawan Road, Hunt Valley (Also in Columbia)

Phone: 410-329-1088

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon-10 p.m. Sunday

The pieces of pork are large; the vegetables are numerous and crunchy. Lots of mushrooms, carrots and scallions can be found among the shredded cabbage. Plum sauce is sweet. Quite a deal for $8.48, it deserves a silver medal.

Also Tasted

Uncle Lee's

Address: 44 South St.

Phone: 410-727-6666

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday

This was a solid if not spectacular performer that started strong but got mushy quickly. Good plum sauce. I give this order, $9.50, the bronze medal for moo shu among those I tried.

Know of a good carryout? Write to rob.kasper@baltsun.com.

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