Wing Lee Restaurant
Street/Jackson St., SF
hearing in Judge McClure's Chambers
I think we have Judge Turner to thank for this find. At least I do.
I've had "The Winger" delivered to my pad several times since Judge
McT tipped me off to it. Lord knows (or at least I do) it's hard to
find decent Chinese delivery, but with New Wing Lee you score on all
four major delivery points:
3. Portion generosity
4. Delivery speed and freshness
Even at Housebound
McClure's (many, many miles from New Wing Lee headquarters) the food
arrived in about a half-hour and held its own in freshness. Of course,
it helps to give the General's Chicken (which you must order) the Judge
Turner treatment, flash-panning it over fairly high heat after pouring
on the sauce (you must order it "on the side"). Turner's chicken acrobatics
at the burners served as a captivating opening act for the delightful
eating to follow.
Please add New Wing
Lee's menu to the top of the stack in your kitchen drawer. Entrees will
run you between six and eight bucks, which is a great value considering
their generous portions. Tack on an order of onion cakes or potstickers
and some rice, and you should get another full meal out of the bounty
the next night.
lame but I still know a great meal when it comes my way. The old ankle
is busted, so it's not very convenient to get out to restaurants. Thank
the lord for delivery. New Wing Lee delivers, and boy do they deliver.
I was impressed by their delivery area -- I'm clear across town but it
was no problem.
favorites were the General (Chow's) Chicken and the onion cakes. For those
of you who've had the pleasure of meeting The General, you know it's hard
to go wrong when ordering up a mess of his delights. The crispy fried
bits glazed with the awesome, slightly sweet sauce are just short of a
miracle taste sensation. Judge Turner has a neat trick: Order the sauce
on the side and heat the chicken in a pan, tossing it around with the
sauce. I swear, it's as if you're enjoying it restaurant fresh. The onion
cake was two large wheels of light crispy pastry with a layer of not-too-oniony
onions in between. Even cooled from the ride over, they were still nice.
The dippin' sauce was a perfectly balanced sweet and sour.
enjoyed potstickers, barbeque pork fried rice, and Mongolian Beef. I can't
wait until I'm mended and I can enjoy a table at New Wing Lee.
Cho, sir! Request permission to stuff my face, sir! This is how you address
General Cho's Chicken. Or at least that's how I do it. Because New Wing
Lee makes about the best General's chicken I am aware of, and a strong
arsenal of other Chinese delights.
a fan of the Old Wing Lee for years. Back then we just called it Wing
Lee. We got delivery, due to Judge McClure's bum ankle, but I recommend
dining in if you can. Still, New Wing Lee delivers fast, with plentiful
portions. Also, my menu says you get free egg rolls with $15 or more,
and free chow mein or fried rice with $20 or more.
is the General Cho's Chicken. Bite-sized crispity crunchy chunks of chicken
and broccoli glazed in that spicy-sweet sauce. If you get delivery, order
the sauce on the side and toss it together in a hot wok or skillet. On
the appetizer front, the potstickers and crispy onion cakes are right
up there, in my opinion. We tried the Mongolian Beef, which was also good
(and hot), but I don't know that I would seek it out again.
Lee is just a rock-solid Chinese restaurant, with moderate prices, fast,
free delivery, and no bad dishes as far as I can tell. What more do you
want? Get at it! And salute the General for me.