Superwok Reviewed!

Gentle Readers, though Chinese restaurants are ubiquitous, finding the gems is not easy. Too often they dummy the food down or use packaged sauces. The equivalent of Chinese fast food. Enter Superwok. Every time I walk in, some family member is making dumplings at a table in the back of the restaurant. I call this winning.

Garlicky pea shoot tips are amazing at Superwok.

Garlicky pea shoot tips are amazing at Superwok.

Introduced to Superwok by people within the service industry, it is the breakfast of champions. I’ve ordered noodles, dumplings, meats dishes (pork and beef mainly), pea shoots in garlic sauce, and everything in between. Order it all.

Twice cooked pork at Superwok. Yes, those are roasted peppers. Yes, they are hot.

Twice cooked pork at Superwok. Yes, those are roasted peppers. Yes, they are hot.

The noodles in chili sauce are exceptionally good. A little heat, a little sweet. The sauce is insanely compelling. I sort of want to swim in it. Beware, there are whole chilis in some dishes, and you probably don’t want to bite down on them.

Tofu is a little bit naughty when you deep fry it.

Tofu is a little bit naughty when you deep fry it.

Superwok is Schezuan in style, so there is the potential for heat as you want it, but the heat scale listed on the menu is accurate.

The atmosphere is generic strip mall, but you are not there for fine dining, you are there for good food. So file this under run don’t walk, but don’t blame me when you need to go back for more.

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