on christmas eve, the parents decided we'd go out for chinese food. but not just any old place... my childhood favorite, chen's!
it probably sounds pretty typical. and i guess it is. but this particular restaurant is special to me.
years ago, we lived very closeby. way before i could even drive, my brother and i would literally walk down the street and have lunch here on weekends. my grandparents would also often take us here.
for some reason, this whole trip has been very nostalgic. dinner here was no exception.
plus the food easliy kicks any nyc chinese restaurant's ass, any day of the week!
if you refer to the menu above, you'll notice the drink prices. being city dwellers used to $12 cocktails, we were impressed. and unlike the times i came here with my brother, i could actually order one!
so we went for the coco punch and the zombie...
hot & sour soup that i didn't like...
beef teriyaki, fried rice, & egg roll. amazing. just like i remember it.