By Amanda Rogers
The Food: Chinese, sushi and kids meals
The Story: People have been recommending Li’s Chinese Kitchen to us for awhile. Since COVID-19, the restaurant is only doing take-out and delivery, so we brought ours home.
The first thing we all noticed is that the lunch servings are generous. Unless you are really hungry, you are going to have leftovers. And we can’t pick which meal was our favorite, they were all delicious.
The Seafood Delight ($8.99 for lunch, $10.59 for dinner) came with huge shrimp, big chunks of crab and fresh broccoli, carrots, onions, water chestnuts, snap peas and baby corn drenched in a creamy, sweet sauce.
The Orange Chicken ($7.29 for lunch, $8.79 for dinner) was some of the best we have had. The dish was mostly chicken well-coated in a mild, sweet sauce with a few broccoli tossed in.
We couldn’t finish any of our meals, but we came the closest on the Pepper Steak ($8.99 for lunch, $10.59 for dinner), slivers of tender , well-seasoned beef, plus large chunks of onion and red and green pepper. The meat was tender enough to cut with a fork.
We found more of the delicious steak in the Beef with Mushrooms and Snow Peas ($8.99 for lunch, $10.59 for dinner), which was piled high with strips of beef, mushroom caps and snow peas swimming in a rich sauce.
All of the meals came with a choice of fried or steamed rice and a crispy eggroll.
For an appetizer, we tried the Sunrise Roll sushi ($8.95), a half-dozen pieces with shrimp tempura, tuna, cucumber and rice wrapped in seaweed and drizzled with a lightly spicy sauce.
The Atmosphere: Li’s is only open for take-out and delivery right now. The restaurant is tucked into a busy shopping center with just enough room for half a dozen booths and a couple of tables. The bright orange walls make the place seem cheerful.
The Details: 1071 Country Club Drive, Suite 106; 11 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Sunday, Monday , Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; closed Tuesday. 682-518-3000; lischinesekitchentx.com
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