CHINESE RESTAURANT DELIVERS QUALITY FARE
Friday, June 22, 2007Section: ETEdition: OAPage: 23
By By Lauren Vaught
Special to The Telegraph
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Chinese take-out holds a reputation for being two things: quick and affordable. Hong Kong Express raises the bar by adding one extra ingredient --- quality. Located on Watson Boulevard in Warner Robins, Hong Kong Express brings you good food by cooking it fresh when you order.
Like most delivery places, it offers more than delivery. It also has dine-in or take-out. The dinning room is designed to wait for your take-out. However you could eat in. There are four, four-seat tables and a plasma TV designed to keep you entertained and pleased.
And pleasing is what it is. When Hong Kong Express first opened its doors 10 years ago, it was the first Chinese delivery service in Warner Robins. And it hasn't slowed down a bit. They still deliver delicious Chinese food seven days a week. But there is a catch to the delivery service. You have to spend at least $15 on your meal to get it delivered. Otherwise you can use the pick-up service, which is a much shorter wait, if you're willing to drive.
You'll spend more time trying to decide than you will waiting on the food. The menu is packed with different things to order. Appetizers include: egg roll, $1.25; spring roll, $2; and shrimp roll, $1.75. There is fried shrimp, pork dumplings and cream cheese wonton, all $3.95. They even have a variety of hot wings.
Hong Kong Express offers many soups, including hot and sour, wonton, egg drop and a house soup. Prices for the soups range from $1.75 to $4.95.
The "house specialties" section offers many exciting meals. The Happy Family comes with jumbo shrimp, chicken and scallops sauteed with vegetables, for $8.95. They also have the Crisp Duck for $9.95. Other house specialties include spicy muscles and curry salmon, both priced at $9.50. If you're in the mood for something a little lighter, choose one of the many Lo Mein choices or fried rice choices. Prices are $4.95 for a small and $6.95 for a large.
Hong Kong Express has a reputation for fresh food, and they uphold it with every taste. Try the Lo Mein, it's made just right. The noodles aren't too soft and don't expect to get any of that bad aftertaste. Got a hankering for something spicy? The hot and sour soup will cure your craving. And with bits of tofu it's also filling. You can get a small for $1.75 or a large for $2.95.
Quality Chinese food finally has a name you can depend on. Whether it's carry-out or delivery, when it comes to Chinese, Hong Kong Express is who you call.
Hong Kong Express
2706 Watson Blvd.
Phone: 953-7393 and 953-6855
Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily
Payment: Cash, check, credit cards
Price: $1- $10.95
Children's menu: No
Vegetarian selections: Yes
Wheelchair accessible: Yes
Noise level: Low
Smoking policy: No
Latest health code rating: 98