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Cheng's Asian House - Louis Cheng's Solid Americanized-Chinese on Airline Parkway in Chantilly - Closed


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Everyone has one.  A go-to Chinese food place that you go to whenever you have the urge for good Americanized Chinese food.  I had one once but it closed 13 years ago.  The old Sampan café, back when it was run by Brian.  My family went there for 25 years.  I haven't found anything close since.

Sure, I still by Chinese food, but it is more for simplicities sake.  I am generally not happy afterwards, but when you have a bunch of kids, and no time to cook, Chinese food is in the rotation.  Flash forward to last night - I had some of the kids playing at an indoor playground while mulling over what to get for dinner.  We just did Café Rio and I couldn't stand to have Chick Fil e again.  We hadn't done Chinese food in a while, and I wasn't in love with the place we normally go to so I pulled up tripadvisor and searched for restaurants near me.  The number 1 restaurant in town, according to the wisdom of the massed happened to be this place.  Higher than Ford's.  Higher than Thai Basil.  I was intrigued.    I placed my order and headed over to Airline Pkwy to go pick it up.

The place was not that busy but the staff was very friendly and attentive.  I ordered: Triple Delight Soup with house made noodles, combination fried rice, governor's chicken (kung pao), and smoked tofu with pork.  The food had to travel home for 20 minutes but at the most part it ranged from good to very good.  I want to eat there in person sometime and there are a number of interesting things on the menu that I want to try.  Something noteable that the meats in the soup and fried rice were actually really good.  They actually tasted like meat.  Upon completing our meal, my wife commented "Why don't you go here from now on."  I agree, I think I will forego any of our other carryout places for this one.

I put this out there because I know many of this board's denizens live in the South Riding/Chantilly area.  If you do, I encourage you to give them a try and let us know your opinion.

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I put this out there because I know many of this board's denizens live in the South Riding/Chantilly area.  If you do, I encourage you to give them a try and let us know your opinion. 

Hey, if anybody in South Ridge or Chantilly wants to be introduced to others in your area, write me. I can't give up your personal information without your permission, but if you say it's okay to write others saying that you live there, I'm certain people would want to get to know you - I can just pass along your screen name via PM, and they can write you. This worked really well in Charlottesville.

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Just an update. This has become our go to Chinese place. We've been about 7 times and it has not dissapointed. The dishes are fairly standard but the preparation and flavor is a cut above other local places.

If you can, dine in. The food carries well but is better when fresh out of the wok.

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