A review of the New China Restaurant in the Dallas Bay shopping center.
Living in the North Hixson/Soddy Daisy area we have a few restaurant possibilities when we are looking for a Saturday or Sunday lunch. We have lived in this area for 20 years and have loved the growth of the restaurants. When we first moved out this way, there were only a few choices. One of our earliest choices was New China in the Dallas Bay shopping center in North Hixson. When they first opened, we ate there quite a bit, but much less now that we have more choices. However, when we are looking for an inexpensive lunch that will actually provide lunch for two days, it moves towards the top of the list.
The restaurant is located in the Dallas Bay shopping center and is a typical strip mall take out Chinese restaurant. There are a handful of tables in the restaurant, with usually one or two filled when I go in to pick up my order. We always call our order in, which can be tricky trying to understand the heavily accented English of the person on the phone. The lunch specials are run from 11:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Saturday. They come with fried rice and your choice of wonton, hot & sour, or egg drop soup.
We always get the Chicken with Garlic Sauce and the Hot and Sour Soup. Even though it is on the “hot” part of the menu, it is not hot at all. It has large pieces of chicken, with broccoli, green peppers, onions, and carrots. The sauce is a sweet, almost generic sauce, not spicy. The hot and sour soup varies from day to day, on some days it is really hot and other days not so much. The lunch comes with a fortune cookie and fried wonton crisps. There is plenty of food and after eating the soup, we eat half of the chicken with garlic sauce and save the rest for the next day.
Typical Chinese takeout, good cheap eats.