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Main Street, MD
I swore I wasn't going to come back to this restaurant because of my bad experience the first time on a delivery. But I thought I'd give these guys a second chance.
My friend and I went there on a Tuesday evening and this is my review. First, the waiter brought the fried noodles that were basically all broken. No matter what, when the restaurant is opened, you should still offer noodles that aren't all broken. Ours were all broken. Then the duck sauce served in the tiniest dish, I never knew that dishes could that be so tiny. Keep in mind that the fried noodles are very big and one dunk, in that tiny dish of duck sauce, it would be all gone. My goodness, so skimpy on the duck sauce? It just gave me the impression that money is tight and they had to trim on the condiments.
So, I asked the waiter for a new batch of fresh noodles and to leave the bottle of duck sauce since we both love the fried noodles. The noodles arrived and they were not broken.
My appetizer of shrimp toast was perfect. It wasn't oily at all, in fact very crispy and crunchy. Two pieces of toast with all shrimp topping.
The Hot & Sour soup was not bad, alot of ingredients, sliced mushrooms, slices of chicken, egg, dried turnips and slivers of bamboo shoots.
The main course was a favorite of mind, Shrimp Mayo with Walnuts. I have to say it was quite good. The shrimp was crispy and the sauce was perfect, not runny and watery and the candied walnuts were perfect and not burnt. The broccoli growns surrounding the dish was colorful and perfect.
Overall, the menu was ok, prices ok a little high, but what is missing is the personalized service. Back when David was the owner, he knew his customers or made them feel at home. The owners never did.
On scale of 1-10 with 10 being excellent, I give the new Orient Restaurant a 7.
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