27-29 Conception Bay Highway
Spaniards Bay, NL
There is one thing that can be said for the Conception Bay North Region is that there is no shortage of Chinese Restaurants. In less than a half hour drive, there are 6 to choose from. In honor of Chinese New Year (and I had a request to review this particular restaurant) I visited Mandarin Restaurant in Spaniard’s Bay.
Firstly, I am no stranger to the Mandarin, it has always had good consistent food but I have not reviewed it.
What I like about the Mandarin is that you feel welcomed; the owner greets you and seats you, while doing so strikes up a conversation, making it evident this was not her first time doing so. The restaurant is neat in appearance, clean and tastefully decorated.
I am always in search for the perfect Hot and Sour Soup, the Mandarin’s is in my top five. It has a major kick to it, so it is not for the tame taste buds. If you like heat, try it, I bet you will love it!!
Today we decided to try two dishes (after all , it was lunch), General Tao Chicken and Soya Noodles. I am not one for the combo deals in Chinese restaurants, the best tasting food (in my opinion) comes from the dishes/platters.
The General Tao Chicken is packed with flavor and of course a little heat. The chicken is nice and crispy and the sauce is complex, a treat for the taste buds. This dish is a must try, you will not be disappointed.
A great accompaniment for the General Tao is Soya Noodles , not over powering but full of flavor. They were a wonderful suggestion from Mrs. Churchill-Law.
– Plenty of food for your money
– vast menu range (not cookie cutter Chinese food)
– Wish it was in Bay Roberts
I give this restaurant a 4 out of 5 stars.
It is a restaurant for families, business luncheons, or large gatherings. Regardless of what occasion, you will be welcomed and you will enjoy.