Hong Woo Chinese Restaurant Review

So after a long day of putting together our new fence at our house, I was too tired too cook, so we settled on Chinese food delivery. We chose Hong Woo Chinese Restaurant (649 San Mateo Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066) merely because we had a flyer, they offered free delivery, and had a $2.00 off coupon.

So we called, placed our order, and about 30 minutes later our food arrived. So why aren’t we going to frequent this place again?

First, the food was quite expensive. The total came to $41.85 without delivery tip and this was without any rice. Andrea ordered the Hunan Prawns ($9.45), my sister ordered the Beef with Asparagus ($8.75), I ordered the Salt and Pepper Scallops ($11.95), and we also had Fish Maw with Crab Meat Soup ($9.95).

Second, the portions for the price was terrible. Considering we paid dinner prices, we got lunch portions. They served all our food, except for the scallops, in the Chinese box containers, which is fine for the most part, but when you order entrees that have vegetables, it fills up the majority of the container. There were hardly any prawns in the Hunan Prawns and hardly any beef in the Beef with Asparagus. There were decent amount of scallops (which actually came in the big size container), but they were so tiny it felt more like eating an appetizer.

Finally, given the food was expensive and the portion sizes were small, we expected taste to be good; sadly we were mistaken. It was bland for the most part. The scallops were slightly chewy, the asparagus was soggy from being over-cooked, and the vegetables in the Hunan Prawns were soggy from being over cooked also.

Our rating for this place is 2 stars of 5. We should have checked out the Yelp review first, because we would have most likely bypassed this place. Also we never got our four free egg rolls either.