Restaurant Features: Counter Service, On-Site Parking
Location: Vadnais Heights
Address: **After a 2 1/2 year hiatus, Tai Pan is back in a new location!**
Vadnais Heights Shopping Center
925 East County Road E, Suite 140 Vadnais Heights, MN 55127 651-426-7737
Hours Mon-Fri 11am-9pm, Sat-Sun Noon to 9pm
Links: Google map
Atmosphere: Located in the corner of a large strip-mall, the new location of Tai Pan is more geared to the take-out crowd, but does offer a couple of tables in the brightly-painted restaurant.
Menu: Appetizers include egg rolls, fried pork or cream cheese wontons, fried or steamed dumplings, BBQ pork, chicken wings, butterfly shrimp and shrimp toast. Soups include hot and sour, egg drop, wonton soup, Chinese vegetable soup and beef noodle. Chow mein selections include plain, subgum, mushroom, chicken, chicken subgum, chicken or beef with mushrooms, beef, beef subgum, shrimp, shrimp subgum, and chicken, beef or shrimp chop suey.
Main dishes include pork, chicken, vegetable or shrimp egg foo yung, Sweet & Sour (pork, chicken, shrimp or combo). Fried Rice (pork, chicken, vegetable, shrimp). Lo mein (chicekn, beef, pork, vegetable, shrimp, Pad Thai, beef or chicken Chow fun, Singapore Chow fun with curry flavor. cantonese pan-fried noodles (shrimp, chicken, beef or pork).
Beef dishes include Mongolian, sesame, Szechuan, beef in garlic sauce, mandarin beef, Hunan beef, beef in oyster sauce, kung pao, beef with broccolo, beef with black bean sauce. Poultry dishes include orange chicken, Mongolian, Hon Sue, Lemon, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Chicken almond ding, chicken with snow pea pods, chicken cashew, eight treasure mandarin chicken, spicy sesame chicken, chicken in garlic sauce, Kung pao, Moo Shu chicken, chicken with pineapple, chicken with broccoli, Szechuan chicken, hunan chicken, Thai yellow curry chicken mandarin cashew, chicken bean curd Malaysian style.
Pork dishes include Moo shu pork, pork in garlic sauce, Mandarin cashew, Hunan Pork, Ma Po bean curd with pork, pork with string beans. Seafood dishes include shrimp with lobster sauce, shrimp in garlic sauce, mandarin cashew shrimp, shrimp with cashew, Kung pao shrimp, scallops sauteed in garlic sauce, pan fried scallops, kung po delight, Szechuan shrimp.
There are a number of healthy choice specials, chef specials, and daily combination specials as well.
Price guide: Appetizers $3.25-6.25 Soup $2.95-4.75 Chowmein Pint $3.50-8.50 Quart $6.25-8.50 Egg Foo Young $5.75-6.50, Fried Rice $3.50-3.75/pint $6.50-6.75/quart. Beef dishes $8.75 Poultry dishes $8.75 Pork dishes $8.25-8.75 Seafood dishes $9.25
What We ordered: Sesame Chicken. Spicy, but absolutely delicious! Best sesame chicken I’ve had anywhere!! Large chunks of white meat chicken, plenty of sauce and garnished with peppers and carrots.
Pork fried rice. Amazing! Loaded with chunks of meat, fried egg, and other veggies. Excellent flavor and texture.
Cream Cheese wontons. Crispy, hot. Excellent flavor!
Service: Fast and friendly. Order and pay at the counter. Tai Pan now accepts major credit cards.
Overall Impression: Best sesame chicken and hot and sour soup that you will find! I very much missed my favorite chinese restaurant and thankful they have reopened after sucha long time. The food was just as excellent as it always was!