Sunday, March 15, 2009

Happy Valley Restaurant

It is another typical lazy Sunday evening here at the Podany household. We have been lazing around all afternoon watching the Jon & Kate Plus 8 marathon on TV and before we knew it, it was already dinner time. We didn't feel like going out (mainly because the Amazing Race followed by Celebrity Apprentice will be on TV soon...yeah, we morph into couch potatoes on weekends :P), so we decided to order in some Chinese take out.
There are so many Chinese take outs near our apartment. Those menus are only a handful of the choices that we have. We have tried most of the take outs within 2 miles from our apartment and we came to the conclusion that Happy Valley Restaurant is the best, in terms of taste, value as well as delivery time. We went ahead to order and as usual, the food was delivered to our doorstep in less than half an hour.

Kevin ordered the Sweet and Sour Chicken ($4.00) that came with a portion of White Rice. The chicken was crispy on the outside and juicy in the inside. Really good. Kevin also likes the Sesame Chicken and the General Tsao Chicken is also worth ordering.

I ordered the Fried Beef Lo Mein ($4.25). They are generous with the amount of beef and the portions are really big. I ordered a small Beef Lo Mein but as you can see from the photo, there is enough in that little box to fill two big dinner plates! I feel that their Beef Lo Mein is the best compared to the other Chinese take outs around this area.

We also ordered a side of Fried Chicken Wings (4 pieces for $3.25) and Fried Cheese Wontons (8 pieces for $3.25). The Fried Chicken Wings are my favorite! Crispy and flavorful, it's really good. The Cheese Wontons are really value for money too. 8 pieces for $3.25. Worth every cent! :D

Now, this might come about as being a little bit weird but Kevin thinks that they have the best Buffalo Wings in their part of town! Yeah, I know, you must be thinking...Chinese take out? Buffalo Wings? Well, I think Kevin is right. They do make some really good Buffalo Wings! Not only are they good, they are pretty cheap too. $3.50 for a portion of 4 wings! Way cheaper than Papa Johns wings :D

Overall, I would most definitely recommend Happy Valley Restaurant. They have really fast delivery, good food and great service (since we are considered regulars, they would always add in two cans of Coke for free with our order :P). I can truly say that this is our favorite neighborhood Chinese take out shop!

Happy Valley Restaurant
255 Broadway,
Newark, NJ 07104
Tel: (973) 482-8088

Biz Hours: Sun to Thurs - 11:00am to 12:00 midnight , Fri & Sat - 11:00am to 12:30am


aahhh-CHEW!!! said...

But ... but ... Charlene!!! ... that's so much food for two persons leh??? ... ahahaha ... 3 types of chicken, one big fried noodle and Wontons !!! ... ahahaha ... when I was there I was wondering "what the heck" was this General Tsao's Chicken??? ... b'cos never had them in Msia ... then discovered that New Paris Restaurant in PJ is serving them ... so the Jakun ... hahaha ...

Charlene n Kevin said...

Hahahha coz we eat a lot?!?!? No la, it's actually for dinner and lunch the next day :D

They have General Tsao in New Paris?!?! Is it the same General Tsao? Wahhhh...