What is the best Chinese restaurant in Rockford?

ROCKFORD, Illinois (WTVO) – When it comes to fast food, Chinese food is among the most popular in America.

In fact, Chinese food is the country’s most popular ethnic cuisine, according to Chef’s Pencil. Families across the country order Chinese food from thousands of different restaurants for a delicious and affordable meal without having to cook themselves. However, like all restaurants, some are better than others.

Find a list below of some of the best places in Rockford to order Chinese food, according to Yelp.

  1. Teriyaki Express, 1718 E. Riverside BlvdAffordable rates with a convenient location, Teriyaki Express is a one-stop shop for all your Chinese cravings. With a large variety of different dishes made with the freshest, high-quality ingredients, Teriyaki Express is an easy way to send your taste buds on an oriental journey. From Chinese favorites like orange and sesame chicken to Japanese delicacies like yakisoba and yaki udon, Teriyaki Express makes the perfect meal for the rest of you. Amanda W. said: On her Yelp comment: “My fiancé wanted us to try this place for dinner one night because it’s close to her house. So glad we did, huge portions for the price! Plus the food was amazing!! I got a little chicken and got the tofu, both of which were… Huge servings! Had plenty for leftovers! Countryman will try again!”
  2. Rock-Pho’d, 6551 E Riverside Blvd: Opened in 2018, Rock-Pho’d takes Asian Fusion cuisine to a whole new level. Chef Suki is a half-Laotian, half-Vietnamese man who grew up in Laos. Having been cooking in the markets of Laos when he was just 7 years old, Souky brought his authentic cooking to Rockford. The market and his wife Bonnie started selling egg rolls and crab ragout during their summer garage sale in their area, and the rest is history. From different types of curries to broccoli and Sai Gok Khem, Rock-Pho’d offers authentic Asian cuisine at a price that won’t break the bank. Commenting on Yelp, Maria T. said: “The value was amazing. The servings are very generous. The customer service was great… the food was all delicious and tasty… very good and I would recommend all the dishes.”
  3. High Queen Restaurant, 324 Seventh Street: When it comes to authenticity, nothing can beat Rockford’s Hai Quynh Restaurant. From dishes like Cha Gio and Coi Cuon Tom to different types of salads, soups, pho, rice and noodles, Hai Quynh offers a large menu with delicious and original dishes that will satisfy your stomach and wallet. While you’re enjoying your food, why not wash it all down with a taro smoothie or a Ca Phe Da (ice coffee)? Jazzmine R. said in her Yelp review: “I’ve been here a few times and it’s always very tasty and fresh. The staff are welcoming, friendly and helpful. There is a huge selection of delicious boba teas and rejuvenating fruit teas on the menu and it’s my absolute favorite! Two, one to drink there and one to take home.”
  4. Wong Wong Chinese Restaurant, 3703 Auburn Street: Those looking to get the most bang for their buck for their money should visit Wong Wong Chinese Restaurant. Offering different lunch sets like Chicken Chop Suey, Empress Chicken and Pork Egg, each set comes with an egg roll and fried rice to savor. For families looking to order, Wong Wong offers different family dinners for two, three, and four people, each with different favorites and sides. Commenting on Yelp, Rommel T said, “This place never fails my family. I drive from the Northeast side of Rockford because the flavor here crushes the competition! The combination of fried rice and egg prawn foo yung is on par with the best I’ve tried in Chinatown in Chicago For kids who love sweet and sour chicken, it’s always hot and crunchy because the sauce separates.”
  5. Great Wall Restaurant, 4228 State Street EGreat Wall Restaurant has been serving delicious Chinese cuisine to the Rockford community for over 40 years. A culmination of different recipes from all over China, the restaurant has become known for its delicious Chinese-American food. They also claim to be “one of the very few places in the Midwest where you can enjoy authentic Chinese gastronomy mastered by a first-rate chef.” A family business run by May, Wen “Alex” Zeng and their sons, The Great Wall continues to serve up delicious food, even if it’s a little on the more expensive side. Some of the favorites include the Mongolian Triple Delight, Chef’s Special Shrimp, and Ziao Ping Pork. Grant S. commented on Yep that “the best Chinese food in town. It’s on the expensive side but worth the price..there are a couple more in Rockford, but this one is far from the others.”

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