01/28/2012Provided by Citysearch -
I am a Chinese and moved here from Houston about year and half ago. I love to eat and always looking for good Chinese restaurants. Compare to Houston, I know my chance are not very good. I went to one of the top rated Chinese restaurant to eat last week and the owner told me about Pearl Inn. They will go to eat at Pearl Inn when they want some Cantonese style Chinese food. I thought a famous Chinese restaurant owner come here to eat it has to be good. I am glad that I pay them a visit today. The outside of restaurant need some face lift, but inside are very nicely decorated. It looks much better than a lot of Chinese restaurants I have visited in the past. I heard it is owned and operated by a couple from Hong Kong. Husband attends the Kitchen and Wife does everything else. I found her very pleasant and friendly. It does take a while to get your food, but you know it is freshly prepare by an expert. They serve daily special for $5 include main dish, fried rice, egg roll and ice tea. If you want soup it is $1 extra. It serves until 5:00pm and all day on Sunday. There are a lot of choices. I ordered something off the menu which is Singapore style fried rice noodle so if you like something even is not on the menu make sure ask. I also ordered the fish with Jalape?o and combination fried rice. They are all very good. I thought my fish will be some kind of fried fish nugget but no they are actually big piece of fish fillet. For $5, I can?t believe it. My Singapore noodle is delicious with just right amount of heat. It might be too hot for someone else but I love spicy food. The amount of the food is huge. I ordered three dishes. I got three big Styrofoam containers full of food and all for $20. They can last me for a week. Pearl Inn server a lot of typical dishes plus a lot of Cantonese style dishes and they also have a lot of Hunan and Sichuan style dishes as well. I prefer Pearl Inn than Kim Wah on Bandera and Phoenix on West Ave. Kim Wah is too expensive and they do not give you a lot of food. Phoenix is kind of dirty inside and the foods are nothing special.