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Sun Asian Kitchen

 2070 E Baseline Rd
Phoenix, AZ
 

Excellent local Cantonese-style Eats!

We have a new fave local neighborhood Chinese eatery, and very, very happy they’re our preferred Chinese – Cantonese-style. They are reasonably priced and they deliver, and in the age of COVID-19 we’re able to keep it local too! First off, I must say their Spring Rolls are not oily or greasy as so many restaurants we’ve experienced in the valley, and they are tasty and terrific both Pork and my favorite Shrimp! I recently ordered one of my preferred simple dishes of Beef and Broccoli with Lo Mein and it was so Cantonese. The meat was extremely tender with a lot of it, not to mention the superb seasoning with abundant amount of vegies that included carrots, broccoli (of course), not overly heavy on corn starch, just enough ginger, nice amount of garlic – it was terrific. My wife ordered the Crispy Honey Chicken with Fried Rice. Their Fried Rice contained the right amount of onion, garlic, eggs, green onions and bean sprouts, easy on the oil making it tasty, tender and traditional. Highly recommended for those with an affinity towards Cantonese – I know we’ll be eating from the Sun Asian Kitchen for times to come.

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