The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's deal: for $5, you get $10 worth of Chinese fare and drinks at Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant. Family run since 1984, this South Lubbock staple serves Chinese food with subtle surprises in a kid-friendly atmosphere. Hawaiian chicken ($7.95) pairs pineapples and vegetables atop crispy noodles with a spicy sweet and sour sauce––an inseparable marriage like Ethel Merman and Ernest Borgnine—and another chef special places candied walnuts atop lightly breaded, sweet-cream-glazed shrimp on broccoli ($8.95). Traditional hankerers can mix Asian beef, chicken, and pork flavors with a combo platter ($4.95– $6.95), which includes rice and an egg roll. A children's menu sates little ones with smaller portions and a drink for $5.95. Unlike infant politicians who campaign against the redistribution of toys among family members, the family to-go packs ($69.95) and party trays ($20.00–$78.00) endorse sharing among fellow compatriots.
Five Yellow Pagers give Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant an average of 4.5 stars, and four Yahoo! Locals give it an average of four stars. Eighty-one percent of Urbanspooners recommend the restaurant.
- We really enjoy eating here…the food is great and the prices are very reasonable. A great family place to eat. – Ally15, Urbanspoon
- The food has been great for 25 years. It is a friendly Chinese family owned and operated business; we are greeted by name every time [sic] we come in. – CSM555, Yellow Pages
Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant
Celebrating 20 years in Lubbock, the chefs at Fortune Cookie Chinese Restaurant prepare fresh recipes according to Chinese tradition. Their sizable menu starts with deep-fried specialties such as egg rolls and pork wontons, before segueing into entrees of sweet and sour chicken, mongolian beef, and double-cooked pork. Vegetarians can delight in broccoli in ginger sauce or lap up mouthfuls of mushroom soup. The kitchen team also arranges party trays that can provision family reunions, corporate functions, and church gatherings.