For this week's edition of "Be a Tourist in Your Own Town," I present: Wong's Inn.
Craig and I aren't particularly what you'd call food snobs, so if you are one, maybe you have a more refined sense of what makes for good Chinese food. We aren't, but we really like this place. We discovered it a few months ago, which is pretty funny because it is really close to where we live. Now, if we have a hankering for Chinese, we know exactly where to go.
This place is little, with an emphasis on little. In this photo, I'm sitting in the opposite corner from the counter (there
are four tables). It seems primarily to be a take-out kind of place.
This is why you might miss it – it's in this teeny little strip next to a
mini-mart with an emphasis on Miller Lite.
But it is only 1 mile from my house. I know this because if you turn
around in the parking lot you can see the high school track where I go
walking 3 mornings/week and I know that track is 1 mile from my house.
If you look in the background, you can see the pool where we spend our
entire summer days.
The prices are reasonable. I spent $30 tonight on four boxes of food,
plus an additional box of fried rice and 2 egg rolls, for six people.
With the amount of food we had left over, it was clear we could have
gotten away with 3 boxes of food (and maybe even 2). But who doesn't like
I probably should have clocked my wait for you, but I didn't really
notice it that much because I brought this cute half-pint along and we chatted while we waited. She was impressed with the
authentic Chinese decor.
The lady who took our order tonight is the same lady who took our order
three months ago, and I really love that. I love supporting a local
family-owned business when possible.
So, that's the skinny on that. If you are in the St. Louis/Maplewood area looking for some good Chinese food at a fairly reasonable price, consider coming to Wong's Inn.
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Anyone else write about something cool in your town? Let me know and I'll link you up!