Best Chinese Restaurant St. Louis 2008 - House of Wong
In the past, the false promise of the ubiquitous $6 Chinese lunch would get us every time. Logically, we knew it was virtually impossible to get so much — entrée, soup and fortune cookie — for so little without cutting a few corners. And still, somehow, we'd be shocked when we received our plate of grease floating in oil accompanied by a tiny cup of more oil and a "fortune" that's really just some half-baked character analysis: "You do not learn from the mistakes of the past." Well, no shit! We are pleased to report that we have finally learned something: the $6 lunch at Clayton's House of Wong actually gives you what you hoped you'd paid for, like real meat, real vegetables, fluffy rice, spicy soup. Even the fortune cookie is good! (The fortune itself is not, but we can still praise House of Wong for valuing taste over pseudo-wisdom when it selects its fortune-cookie supplier.) Come by for dinner; it's an even better value.