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Saturday, April 23, 2005

China Bear (I-45 North)

A meeting with Shiyou, Zhia and Kamy saw us at Shiyou's favorite class of food--Chinese. We met at the newly minted China Bear. At 11:45 the restautant had more empty waiters than customers. Shiyou got us a more private table inside one their group rooms This place had two very long rows of fried, stir-fried, steamed, and baked foods. I tried the fried rice, lo mein, general tso's chicken, wanton soup, unagi, salmon, crab claws, king crab, and pastry puff chicken. Only the last one had an interesting taste. The rest of the food tasted much like every other Chinese buffet--oily and fried. I think these Chinese buffets have only three or four sauces and drown all of their food in one of those sauces. The result is a consistency of taste between the chicken, pork, and beef.

Shiyou's choice of this restaurant surprises me. He cooks excellent Chinese food and Szechuan in Nacogdoches (his favorite) is one of the better Chinese restaurants I eat at.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

China Bear is very good. They offer a huge selection of seafood, chicken, and many meats. They have 2 or 3 different types of crab. They also have frozen drinks to call off on a hot day.

July 13, 2005

Anonymous Anonymous said...

its honestly the worst shit i have ever eaten in my life!! i have now had food poison for 3 days, non stop vomiting!!

November 05, 2007

Blogger Tina said...

We went to China Bear for the first time last week for lunch. I was skeptical when the leasing agent I had just met recommended the chinese buffet there. While I love Chinese food, every buffet I have ever been to seems to contain the very same foods... which tends to be BORING.
When we arrived, the parking lot was almost full (and it has a huge parking lot!). There were people everywhere... feeding the fish in the outdoor pond, browsing through the gift shop, and of course, roaming through the four dining rooms within the restaurant. I have never seen such a large chinese buffet! The size and layout reminded me of the buffet at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, which is overflowing with various meats, seafoods, vegetables, breads, fruits, salads, and desserts. The food and the atmosphere were geniunely Chinese, based on all of the restaurants I have been to in the US, that is, and it was enjoyable, affordable, and edible. Receommended for a quick work lunch, or to feed the fish & watch them jump from the water to get the food on a boring afternoon. :)

August 30, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Avoid this place--it's the Chinese Stop and Rob. Parking lot break ins are common place and according to the police and the security guards, there are constant break ins. No food is worth the 3 hours you will waste with a broken in car.

October 22, 2008


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