October 23, 2008

Nanking Restaurant

UPDATE 08-23-2009

Sad news, but Nanking Restaurant is closing at the end of August 2009.

Downtown Shreveport is home to an historic restaurant that has been around for generations. Nanking Restaurant which serves Chinese and American dishes is located in downtown Shreveport at 614 Milam.

The food is great! In my opinion they serve the best fried rice. One of our favorite dishes is Pineapple Chicken. Pineapple Chicken is made with two chicken breasts which are coated with a batter and deep fried. The sauce is a sweet and sour sauce with pineapple chunks that is delicious. This is served with white rice.

The egg rolls are huge and tasty. They are unlike the typical egg rolls you find in most Asian restaurants. They are loaded with celery, vegetables and spices.

Another family favorite is Cantonese Chicken. Cantonese Chicken is according to the menu "chicken fried golden brown in our special batter, mounted on a bed of fresh tender bean sprouts, covered with our Cantonese mushroom sauce."

The Combination Delight 1 which is an egg roll, tempura chicken and Teriyaki is perfect for little ones.

Oh, I almost forgot the bread. With your meal comes a tray of fresh, homemade bread. I have no idea what kind of bread it is but it is soooooo gooood. Hot, buttery bread.

The menu is full of Cantonese specials: Mongolian Beef, Hong Shew Chicken, Almond Chicken, Chow Har Kew, Beef Steak Kew, Shrimp with Lobster sauce and more.

There are combination plates featuring Pepper Steak, Chicken Chow Mein, Beef Teriyaki, Sesame Chicken. Nanking also serves Chop Suey, Chow Mein, Lo Mein, Egg Foo Young and Fried Rice.

In addition to all of the Chinese dishes, Nanking serves steak, pork chops, chicken, and seafood. Sandwiches include Hot Turkey, Hot Beef, Club, Ham and Cheese, Roast Beef, Cheeseburgers and Hamburgers. Soup and Salad is served as well.

A bit of trivia on Nanking Restaurant. It used to be the place to go after clubs closed down. Many musicians enjoyed eating at Nanking.

So the next time you are looking for a place to eat, trek off the beaten path and go to Nanking Restaurant.