Dragon City is an excellent choice for any fans of Polynesian cuisine.
Located next to the Weis, previously known as Food Town, and directly east from campus, Dragon City has just about every type of Chinese food that one could ask for.
On our visit to Dragon City, we sampled three separate appetizers, and the General Tso’s chicken combination plate, which came with fried rice.
The chicken was excellent – tender and moist, but not soggy.
The chickens breading was soft as well, but it also had a nice firmness, so it could be handled by chopsticks.
The sauce was a complimentary flavor to add to a plentiful amount of chicken, and it pairs perfectly with the fried rice that serves as an accompaniment to the combo we ordered.
The sauce had a small kick of spice that was very mild, but it made the chicken tasty, even straight
from the refrigerator as leftovers.
The fried rice was dry, but this was the first time the rice from the establishment was sub-par, so to say poor rice is a constant occurrence at the restaurant wouldn’t be accurate.
We also tried the spring roll, which is a hallmark of any decent Polynesian restaurant. It was very flavorful, and the shell stayed crispy despite being brought back to campus in a closed bag.
The spring roll, like the egg rolls, were generously sized, and the consistency of both was firm and delectable, allowing the flavor to shine through from the first bite to the last.
Spring and egg rolls also are paired well with soy sauce.
Readers who are Hot Pockets fans may be interested to know that the “pizza roll” appetizer perfectly replicates the flavor and texture of the filling of a four cheese Hot Pocket, but in a crispy egg roll shell instead.
Our only criticism of the food came with the side of french fries we ordered, which were lacking in seasoning. Some salt fixed the problem a little, but they were still a weak point in an otherwise very good meal.
We were quoted a wait time of 20 to 25 minutes for our food, and this was accurate. What was really impressive was the fact that the food was still nice and warm when we got there to pick it up, as if it just came off the stove. That is one service Dragon City provides very well: fresh, made-to-order food in a timely manner.
Overall the experience was very nice, the service was very punctual and the food was good.
The menu is large, and I look forward to exploring the vast choices that this small restaurant can make.
I was happily surprised when I first tried Dragon City after the recommendation of friends, and I think you will be, too.
Writers’ Dragon City Star Ratings
Isaac – Food: 4 out 5 stars; Time Efficiency: 5 out of 5 stars; Customer Service: 3 out 5 stars
Cutler – Food: 4 out 5 stars; Time Efficiency: 5 out of 5 stars; Customer Service: 4 out 5 stars