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14439 Northwest Military Highway, Shavano ParkSan Antonio, TX 78231
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When I first saw the outside of China Stix, I wasn't too sure about eating there. But once I walked into the restaurant, everything was very assuring. Nicely decorated, but not with the cheesy dragons and the ridiculous hanging lights. However, the staff was not Asian at all. But that allows anyone to work there, encouraging a multi-ethnical staff. Although the laminated menus did not match the ambiance of the rest of the dining area, there was a very large selection. From pan fried dumplings to Hunan delight, the restaurant was quite diverse. First, I ordered the pan fried dumplings because I am a huge fan. About ten minutes later, they came with a spicy sweet sauce which was extraordinary. It complimented the dumplings extremely well. Next the three entrees came: Kung Pao Chicken (If it isn't good, then the whole restaurant), Sesame Chicken (For a sweet touch), and Jalapeno Chicken (Just for Fun). All of them were great, especially the sauces. Believe it or not, the sesame chicken was my favorite. Although a little overbreaded, it was quite tasty. The Jalapeno chicken came in second, but it still had a unique flavor. It wasn't as spicy as I wanted it, but the taste was great. Finally, the Kung Pao Chicken was my least favorite. It was just a little bland. At least it wasn't your ordinary square-chopped chicken with square-chopped ingredients. Instead, you could taste all of the vegetables in your mouth; like they were grown in the kitchen. Everything was very fresh, which was a major turn on. Each dish was served with an egg roll and fried or steamed rice. The egg roll was ordinary - a little bland. The fried rice was actually surprisingly good. With the sauces from the entrees, the rice combination was excellent. Overall, the food was very pleasant. Service was satisfying. One thing to improve on is service though. Also, the food could be a little more seasoned. Other than that, it was a very good Chinese restaurant. I would definitely go back again and again and again.
I have visited this location for dinner several times but this last visit was the first time I have ever ordered dessert. I ordered their dessert minis which are strawberry cheesecake, key lime pie, and chocolate trifle. I ordered one of each and thought they were very cute when the waitress brought them out. They were all lined up in shot glass like dishes with the spoon sticking straight out. For being so small they defiantly got your attention. The Cheesecake was probably my favorite, it was nice and creamy and had a wonderful flavor in the graham cracker crust and paired with the strawberries was very delicious. It was also a nice alternative to the traditional presentation of cheesecake. The key lime pie i didn't like so much though. The flavor of the key lime was pretty spot on it was just the crust that made the dessert not what it could have been. The crust tasted as if it could have been frozen and then thawed out or like a stale vanilla wafer cookie crumble. The chocolate trifle would have been my favorite since it was for sure made for a chocolate lover like myself but the mousse that was layered in between the cake was a one-note item. It had great texture but that was about all you got from it, it needed some added flavor like a liquor or a coffee or hazelnut or something to give it something special. The chocolate cake that was in it though was very good and my favorite part of that dessert it was light and moist and had just the right amount of chocolate flavor. One thing about the cheesecake and key lime that i didn't like was the whipped cream. It tasted like it came from a can and a bit oily it was not anything like a fresh whipped cream so that is one thing i would definitely change. I had a overall great experience and minus the few set backs in the desserts i did really enjoy them. I would just suggest a few alterations and then i would most defiantly order them again.
First off to those who appreciate hard work and dedication we truely appreciate your business. For those who have nothing good to say about our restaurant we apologize for either giving you poor service or poor quality food,however if you choose to hide behind the internet and are not adult enough to address the problem while at our establishment then shame on you.I guess it is not easy to speak up and say what you feel because you are either afraid or have no backbone. I will have you know that in my eight years in business I have tried very hard to please as many people as I can,But I have come to the realization that people love to bring good people down and that you just can't please everyone. Everyday we open up and try the best that we can to deliver a fresh product. We make all our products fresh daily from our sauces to our dough,but we are far from perfect as some of these lovely customers love to point out. But I challange them to try and serve the public! As for my guy with the tatoos he is loyal and honest and has never had a problem with the law he just likes body art.If you have a problem with him please speak up I know he can be tough and to the point but please understand we sometimes deal with very rude people,and it's just not easy to sit everyone at the same time because of the big parties we attract.So we apologize for any inconvenience.AS FOR THE LADY THAT HAS SLAMMED ME ON EVERY SITE POSSIBLE PLEASE COME IN AND I WILL REFUND YOUR MEASELY $8.00,BUT SO YOU KNOW A PIZZA CAN TAKE TIME TO BAKE, WE ONLY TOOK 20 MIN. TOTAL FOR YOUR COMPLETE ORDER,PLEASE TRY HARD TO TELL THE TRUTH, THERE IS MORE TO THE STORY , YOU AREN'T PRESENTING ALL THE FACTS.