Cuisine: American, Chinese,
Restaurant Features: On-Site Parking, Counter-Service for Take Out
Location: Roseville, MN
Address: 1163 Larpenteur Ave W St Paul, MN
55113-6382 (651) 488-6687
Links: Google map
Atmosphere: House of Wong is a large restaurant located within a large strip-mall in Roseville. The restaurant is long and narrow shaped, with several high-backed booths that run all the way to the back of the restaurant. The taller booths give you a sense of privacy and the way they are placed might make you forget the restaurant is as big as it is. The decor of the House of Wong is more casual and homey than sophisticated Asian, but the hand-carved wooden doors and handful of Asian vases serve to remind you this is indeed, a Chinese Restaurant.
Menu: Appetizers include Egg Rolls, Cantonese Chicken Wings, Fried Potstickers, Szechuan Wings, Chinese Barbeque Pork, Crispy Chicken Fingers, Jumbo Golf Shrimp, Meat Wontons, Cream Cheese Wontons, Shrimp Toast, Fried Chicken Livers, and Onion Rings.
The House of Wong has several variations of Chow Mein including Meat, Diced Chicken, Sliced Mushroom, Subgum, Chicken Mushroom, Chicken Subgum, Shrimp, and Barbeque Pork. Lomein entrees are made with either Chicken, Barbeque Pork, Beef, Shrimp, or the House of Wong Special Lomein.
Fried Rice specials include Chicken, BBQ Pork, Beef, Fresh Shrimp, Special Fried Rice, and Meatless.
Chinese Chicken dishes include Sweet & Sour, Sesame, Orange, Moo Goo Gai Pan, Chicken and Broccoli, Chicken Almond Ding, Kung Pao, Szechuan, Chicken in Garlic Sauce, General Tsao's, and Curry Chicken.
Beef Dishes include Beef & Broccoli, Beef & Snow Peapods, Beef Pepper Steak, Mongolian, Kung Pao, Szechuan, and Mandarin Beef. Pork entrees include Sweet & Sour and Sesame.
Vegetarian and Seafood plates include Gulf Shrimp & peapods or Broccoli, Szechuan Shrimp, Kung Pao Shrimp, Triple Kung Pao, Hunan Triple Crown, Szechuan Vegetarian Tofu Stir Fry.
You can also get a Noodle or Rice Bowls topped with either Mandarin beef, Teriyaki Chicken, Szechuan Garlic Chicken, Pepper Steak, Chicken Almond Ding, Kung Pao Chicken, Beef and Broccoli, and Szechuan Vegetarian Tofu.
There are a number of combination plates as well.
Besides the large amount of Chinese dishes, House of Wong also has several American Items on their menu with Entrees such as Hamburgers, Fresh Roasted Turkey, Grilled or Breaded Pork Chops, Leg of Pork, Pork tenderloin, Frilled Round Steak, Cod Filet, Baby Beef Liver, Sauteed Chicken Breast, Breaded Pork Cutlet, Jumbo Golf Shrimp, Hawaiian Ham Steak and Fried Chicken.
Sandwiches include Triple Decker Club, Grilled Cheese, Cold Turkey, Hot Turkey, Grilled Chicken, Grilled Ham and Cheese, Chicken or Tuna Salad, and Fish & Chips Basket.
You can even order Italian entrees like Spaghetti, Meat Lasagna, Mostaccioli, Chicken Parmigiana, and Fettuccine with Chicken and Broccoli.
The homemade pies at House of Wong include Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Silk, Apple, Custard, Pumpkin, and on Sundays there is also Carrot Cake.
Price guide: Prices vary depending on whether you dine-in or order take-out. Take out prices seem to be a couple $$ less. Appetizers $5-10 Chinese Entrees $8-14 American Entrees $10-16
What we ordered: We started with the Shrimp Toast, which was fabulous! The bottom was made with a piece of cocktail-sized bread and then large pieces of shrimp were butterflied, seasoned, and then placed on top and then battered and deep-fried. What a delightful combination of textures! The toast was crispy yet the top was light, fluffy and crunchy. Served with hot mustard and a mild sweet and sour sauce. I have only had shrimp toast at a handful of restaurants and I think House of Wong has the best :)
We also ordered the Barbeque Pork appetizer. Unbelievably good! The pork was so tender you could cut it with a fork and the outside was glazed with a sweet sauce, complimenting the natural flavor of the pork. This is a must-have every time I visit the House of Wong!
We also had the Pork Fried Rice, which had large pieces of the Barbeque Pork that I like so much. The rice was so hot it was steaming and my photo ended up turning out blurry. Sorry I didn't take a better one! The rice was deliciously flavorful with green onions, scrambled egg, mushrooms and bean sprouts and the portion was very generous.
We also tried the Egg Foo Young with shrimp and mushrooms. I am not typically a big fan of egg foo young, but this was really good! There was a nice mix of both vegetables and shrimp. The sauce was on the mild side.
We also ordered the Beef Tenderloin Lomein. This was a generous portion of thin, pan-fried noodles with stir-fried pea pods, onions, carrots, bean sprouts, and thin slices of beef tenderloin. This is a mild dish that compliments each of the individual flavors of the ingredients.
We also had the Orange Chicken. The portion was pretty large with several pieces of crispy, batter-fried chicken. The sauce was very thick and tasted very strongly of orange.
Service: Our visit was right at the beginning of the dinner rush and we were lucky enough to get a table immediately- (You can almost always expect a short wait during the dinner rush because the House of Wong is very popular! ). Our server was very nice and very busy attending to us as well as her other tables, she was very attentive to getting refills
Overall Impression: House of Wong has been one of my all-time favorite Chinese restaurants since I was just a toddler. You get large portions for the money the food is consistent and the quality of the meat is always very good.