As someone that grew up in the Mid-Del area, I was raised eating Chinese food from Mandarin, a little family-owned restuarant on S.E. 44th. Over the years however, the quality of Mandarin's food has seemed to wane; everything all of a sudden seemed very greasy, and everything was coming with less meats and vegetables. Long Zhu, which as been open around six months (as of 4/08) is just the opposite. Their food is made to order from scratch (which unlike most Chinese restaurants nowadays means processed stuff heated up in a wok); when you order fried rice with beef or pork, there's actually big pieces of beef or pork in it. The egg rolls are homemade. Everything is served hot. There's a ton of a variety, and you get large portions of everything. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable. The only drawback that I've encourted thus far is that as yet, they only take cash. Since I never carry cash, this is often an issue for me. Otherwise, it's fantastic, and if you're ever in the Del City area, or just really want quality Chinese food, and I highly recommend it!
We ordered brocolli and chicken, pepper steak, beef fried rice, and 2 beef and cabage eggrolls for two. The food was great! All the vegitables in the brocolli and chicken and peppersteak were all fresh, crisp, and still reamined to keep their personnal flavors while being in the savory sauces of the entree'. The meats were tender and juicy. the rice was fresh, perfectly cooked, not over done, soggy, or split. The beef and cabbage eggroll was wonderful as well. The only questionable item was the price. We ordered like a family meal, it was a little high, and the quanitity of food in the order didn't really compare to the frice we paide. So go there, enjoy the food and the great service hospitality, but just order the individual dinners. Trust me, you will want more and that is why they are still so exceptional even the price issue.
I ordered Mongolian BBQ to go and they let me pick my choice of meats and veggies and then cooked it to my preference (medium well, and hot and spicy). The choices looked and smelled perfectly fresh, as much as I wanted for one price! But when they began cooking it on that large hot flat wok thing, the aroma was irresistible! My husband and I LOVED IT!!! The place looked perfectly clean and the workers were friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back! Their BBQ pork fried rice was also outstanding! Yum!!! We are going to take my parents their tomorrow for Dad's birthday. I'm already drooling!!!