Although it isn’t authentic Asian cuisine, General Tso’s Chicken is one of my many guilty pleasures. The crispy batter and fiery hot coating is just too good to pass up. Recently, I visited Hons House of Noodle Soup in Cranston with hopes of finding the best General Tso around.
Located on Reservoir Avenue, Hons House is a traditional Vietnamese restaurant that specializes in Pho (chicken/beef-based broth soup). Albert and I were looking for more bang for our buck so we skipped out on their specialty. No worries, their entrees and appetizers are just as good.
For starters, we immediately went for the Nime Chow. Cambodian inspired, these fresh spring rolls were tightly packed with shrimp, lettuce, mint, and vermicelli and paired with a thick peanut sauce. Amazing texture and taste. And at under $4 you really can’t go wrong.
We were seriously considering ordering about $20 worth of Nime Chow and calling it a night. However, I was on a mission for General Tso and nothing was going to stop me. Below are a few pics of my awesome Genersal Tso (extra spicy!) and Albert’s Lemongrass Beef:
Hon’s managed to fulfil all of my demands when it came to General Tso’s. The batter was extra crispy and beneath it were chunks of chicken (unlike most other place).
Large cuts of sirloin were basted in lemongrass and 5-Spice mix and then tossed with a medley of vegetables (carrots, peas, broccoli). The beef was very tender and worked perfectly with the piping hot white rice.
If you recall, Albert ordered Lemongrass beef when we went to Vietnam in Philly, so he definitely has a thing for this dish!
As we were leaving, one of the servers delivered a HUGE bowl of Pho to a nearby table. It was chockfull of noodles, veggies and beef. Next time I go to Hon’s, I am definitely ordering some Pho….fo’ sho’!!!!!