China Moon Offers Standard Chinese Fare
The restaurant in Clocktower Place serves good, but not great, Chinese food.
Like most Chinese restaurants, a large portion of its cuisine comes with plain or vegetable options, making it a safe bet for vegetarian dining.
While China Moon might be better known for its carryout or delivery service, it does function as a dine-in restaurant, too.
For my dinner, I opted for the vegetable fried rice ($5.65 for a full order). I did not get any appetizers, as its egg rolls either come with pork or shrimp.
My fried rice included vegetables such as water chestnuts, carrots, cabbage, pearl onions, mushrooms and bamboo. The veggies and rice were cooked well, not overdone or greasy, and the dish was tasty, but I wish there had been more of the vegetables.
China Moon loaded the fried rice with cabbage and onions, but I think there were maybe two or three slices of mushroom and about half a dozen thin strips of carrot in it. As someone who loves mushrooms and carrots, it came as a bit of a disappointment.
My guest agreed with me. She tried a full order of the vegetable lo mein ($6.05), which she said was "good but nothing special." She added that it could've used a few more vegetables as well.
After our dinner, we looked forward to cracking open our fortune cookies, revealing the supposed luck in money, health, career, friendship and love that they usually predict. However, these cookies might've been better named as "advice cookies," as mine told me that "There are lessons to be learned by listening to others."
My guest's "fortune" advised her to "Eat your fruits and vegetables to strengthen your health," which we found to be quite humorous given our previous comments about the lack of veggies in our dinners.
More information about China Moon, including its full menu, can be found on its website.