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Located at: 2225 Aloma Avenue, Winter Park, FL
The front of Chen's Bistro
Friends of ours
recommended Chen’s Bistro to us six or seven years ago when we were comparing notes on restaurants we like. So we
tried it and have been regulars ever since!
Chen’s Bistro is
located in a shopping center, near a large Publix grocery store. The restaurant is truly a mom-and-pop business
where you are always greeted by members of the owners’ family when you stop in. They are some of the nicest people
you will ever meet.
The food is
really fresh, prepared to order. If you are like Glenn, who likes his curry incredibly hot, you can request it
fixed how you like it. They are eager to prepare your food to your preference. And the prices are more than
reasonable. We can get complete meals for 3, plus soup and egg rolls for everyone for around $30, with plenty of
leftovers for another meal.
Chen’s is more of
a take-out restaurant than a sit-down-and-eat-it-here type of restaurant. The front is small and has only two
tables, but we have been known to eat there with a small group with no problem. We normally drop in to order and
then take it back home. The food is prepared quickly, so the wait is
Chen’s offers a long list of appetizers and soups. We always
start off with egg drop soup and egg rolls. Chen’s Bistro makes the absolute best egg drop
soup! J It has so
much chicken flavor, a slightly thick texture and plenty of egg strands. Unlike most Chinese restaurant egg rolls,
Chen’s are fresh, with a thinner shell than most thick, heavy egg rolls, and filled with a fresh vegetable
Chen's Bistro's thick and delicious egg drop soup is my
offers two sizes of most main dishes, small and large. Unless you have an incredibly hearty appetite, the small
will fill you up and the larger size will feed two people or one person for two meals. Glenn’s favorite meal from
Chen’s is the Curry Chicken. He always asks for it to be Asian hot, which is hotter than American hot. As I said
before, if he isn’t using a hanky after the second bite, it isn’t hot enough. Chen’s makes him happy! The Curry
Chicken is flavorful, with bright fresh vegetables in a curry sauce made to your level of
Chen's Bistro's Curry Chicken is Glenn's favorite. So
pretty with all of the fresh veggies!
Andy used to try
different things on the menu and he liked all of them, but ever since he tried my Sweet and Sour Pork, we always
end up sharing a large order. Chen’s packages the sauce separately from the lightly breaded, deliciously moist pork
bites, so they stay perfectly crisp until you are ready to pour the sweet sauce with pineapple chunks over the
Chen's Bistro's Sweet and Sour Pork with pineapple in the sauce. So delicious.
Chen’s Bistro is
one of our favorite Asian restaurants, making fresh homemade food with flavors we love.
Front of Chen's Bistro. Publix Supermarket is to the right.