Peter's Kitchen Chinese Bistro
Address3922 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-895-7184
Price$$
Scott's Review
The food here is Hong Kong style, which is a mix of Cantonese and Western, especially British because, you know, empire and all that. So is the food here authentic? Yes, it's authentic Hong Kong style.... Read more
Taste of Chengdu
Address2030 W. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-839-1983
Price$$
If you hear people call Taste of Chengdu the hottest restaurant in town, you should probably know that they may not be referring to its popularity, though popular it certainly is. It’s also serving some of the hottest, as in spiciest, food you’re likely to find in Central Florida.... Read more
Taste of Chengdu Baldwin Park
Address4856 New Broad St.
CityOrlando
Phone407-286-4850
Price$$
Scott's Review
Taste of Chengdu, the Sichuan restaurant that opened in west Orlando two years ago and quickly established itself as arguably serving the best Chinese food in town, has opened a second location in Baldwin Park. True to its namesake province, Taste of Chengdu features dishes that use Sichuan peppercornss, the boa constrictor of seasonings. Take a bite of something with the pepper, perhaps dan dan noodles with a chili oil sauce, and you at first feel a warm embrace of your tongue, then a tingling effect, just before the real heat comes in for the kill.... Read more
Tasty Wok BBQ & Noodle House
Address1237 E. Colonial Drive
CityOrlando
Phone407-896-8988
Price$
Scott's Review
Tasty Wok recently moved across the street to a larger space. It has its fans; I'm not among them. The food is good enough on its own but it isn't worth putting up with an indifferent and unwelcoming staff.... Read more
Yak & Yeti
AddressDisney's Animal Kingdom
Walt Disney World
CityLake Buena Vista
Phone407-939-3463
Price$$$

The only full-service, sit-down restaurant inside Animal Kingdom, this is a true disappointment on all levels. The food is subpar and the service does not meet Disney's usual standards. The restaurant is operated, as is Rainforest Cafe and T-Rex, by Landry Restaurants.

OK, there was one food item I liked. It was a plate of green beans that had been coated in batter (the beans, not the plate) and fried and served with a sweet dipping sauce. A nice way to eat vegetables. But $6.99 for a stack of green beans? Are they kidding?

No, they’re serious, otherwise they wouldn’t have charged $12.99 for the eensy dim sum basket that had a few pork pot stickers, pork and shrimp dumplings and two stale, doughy steamed buns with what looked to be about a teaspoon of barbecue inside.

My guest chose the Shaoxing steak and shrimp entrée, which featured shrimp on skewers coated with something the menu described as tempura batter. Actually, it more closely resembled the substance that insulates a common corn dog at your basic county fair. The meat half of the duo was good, skirt steak saturated with soy marinade. The thin steak was wrapped around a timbale of jasmine rice.... Read more

Yummy House
Address478 E. Altamonte Drive
CityAltamonte Springs
Phone407-339-8877
Price$$
Scott's Review
This restaurant is inappropriately named.... Read more
Zen
Address1500 Masters Blvd.
Omni Orlando Resort
CityChampionsGate
Phone407-390-6664
Price$
Zen offers a tremendous deal with its tasting menu of pan-Asian cuisine. Nothing is extraordinary, but some of it is good. Be sure to sample the soups. Sushi is first-rate.... Read more
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