In the last three months, South Florida has seen major businesses shut down en mass due to unclean and unsanitary conditions. Some of these places have earned a stronghold in our communities and many of the businesses in the most recent shutdowns happened to be Asian-inspired restaurants and chains. But, the reality is this: We all love Asian food — Chinese, Thai, Korean, Japanese. We still need our Lo Mein… our Crab Rangoon… our Shrimp Fried Rice.
So when you’re in the mood for some great Chinese cuisine, these are the places in South Florida you know you can trust to serve up exactly what you’re looking for.

China Moon

884 East Oakland Park Blvd.
Oakland Park, FL 33334
(954) 563-6896
www.chinamoonoaklandpark.com

With a number of Florida residents actually being considered “transplants,” rather than natives to the area, it wasn’t that shocking to find out that many New Yorkers seem to be head over heals with the China Moon on Oakland Park Boulevard. A New York-style restaurant, they are delivery and take out only. But, the prices are affordable and the portions are great! Saving you time through innovation and ensuring your order was taken correctly, China Moon allows you to place your order both online and through mobile application. With platters, family-sized portions and all your favorites under one roof, China Moon spells dinner tonight!

Peking Duck House

1200 East Atlantic Blvd.
Pompano Beach, FL 33060
(954) 946-0436
www.chinesefoodpompanobeach.com

Often called a “hidden gem,” many of our more gourmet readers seems to love how easy the Peking Duck House is to get to and that the environment allows them to relax and enjoy themselves a bit. With prices a little higher than most Chinese places in the area, this menu boasts many favorites that attract regular guests from outside the area. The portions are plentiful and delicious. In fact, during the holiday season, this place is said to have so many guests that reservations are required to ensure seating! With an authentic Cantonese menu, guests compare dishes to China Town establishments in New York City… and they love it!

Chef Lee’s

2758 North University Drive
Sunrise, FL 33322
www.chefleesrestaurant.com

An area favorite, very few have anything but good things to say about Chef Lee’s. Another restaurant that provides convenience, Chef Lee allows guests to order online for take-out or delivery, but encourages guests to join the family at Chef Lee’s for a night of delicious dining and amazing hospitality. Guests get more than what they bargain for with many items under $5! Guests will pay a bit more for the Spareribs and Pu-Pu Platter for two, but it is so worth it!

Not just Chinese, Chef Lee has included Singapore rice noodles and Japanese items to the menu. A noteworthy point to visiting this restaurant is that fried selections are light and there is no excessive grease or oil present in their dinners.

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Asia Bay

1111 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 848-9900
www.asiabayrestaurants.com

With locations in both Bay Harbor and Las Olas, you can be sure that this restaurant is a South Florida favorite. A smaller location, guests rave about the intimacy and quality of each dish. More than your standard Asian restaurant, Asia Bay provides luxury on a platter through a selection of unique cuisines that quickly appeal to your taste buds. In fact, Asia Bay, while serving quite a few favorites from your traditional Chinese menu, is mostly a Japanese and Thai establishment where guests can experience eel and sushi in ways they have never experienced it before! At Asia Bay, it’s definitely worth splurging a bit for the menu — It’s love at first bite!

The Bay Harbor location doesn’t do delivery or pick-up, but Las Olas is happy to accommodate! There is a parking fee for local metered parking, so carpooling with your party might be an option. And, if not, no one seems to complain after taking just one bite of Asia Bay! Reservations are recommended to ensure seating.

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Golden Rice Bowl Chinese Restaurant

3276 N. State Road 7
Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33319
(954) 486-6868

Clean, fresh and with food made right in front of your eyes, guests love Golden Rice Bowl, and with reason! Not only is watching how your food is made quite enjoyable, it is also educational when you get to see exactly what goes into each and every dish. The restaurant is conveniently located in a shopping plaza, but the cuisine speaks a whole other tone. Dangerously delicious, you may want to dine-in at least once and try a few dishes on the menu. Once you have gotten addicted (probably after your first visit), then you can order take-out. Speaking of addiction, Golden Rice Bowl adds very little MSG or salt to their dinners; the food is prepared to enhance natural flavors instead! Reasonably priced and in large portions, guests leave with both their tummies and wallets full!

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Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan is the owner of Shorty Produkshins in Orlando, Florida, and specializes in Social Branding and Public Relations for both the Professional Services Industry and Entertainment Business. Over the last 13 years, she has worked with many publications and has created branded content for multiple organizations, Globally. BrandSocial.me