The Wok Experience
1804 N. Tustin Ave, Ste. A
Santa Ana, CA 92705
If there is one thing I am always on look for it has to be a good quality, fast food Chinese food place. When ever I have the craving for Chinese food now-a-days I simply drive around the corner from home and get something from The Wok Experience. This time is was a family meal of two, two item combos, one, one item combo, one special ordered meal and a few sides. The entire meal was about $30.
We started with some egg rolls and cream cheese wantons. I did not touch the wontons but the wife and my son like them. The egg rolls were all mine. Crispy outside with a gently cooked inside. The cabbage still had some texture to it and the crisp pieces of carrots were nice. The egg rolls go really well with the teriyaki sauce they have as dipping.
My daughter got a one item with teriyaki chicken and fried rice. She said that she liked the chicken and the fried rice. She manged to eat almost all of both and as she said she "had a full tummy". My son got the BBQ chicken and teriyaki chicken with half fried rice and half chow mein. He gobbled both meat dishes without any problems but seems to struggle with the rice and noodles. He said the BBQ was good and the teriyaki chicken was sweet. Both kids enjoyed their meals.
The wife always special orders the Mongolian chicken, it's not on the menu but if you ask they will make it for you. It comes with a large side order box of the chicken and a small container of steamed rice, but for 50 cents extra you can get it fried. The chicken is tender, the onions are plentiful and the sauce is delicious. The amount of onions they give in this dish is ridiculous so you had better like them. My wife gives me almost half a dish of nothing but onions that I end up mixing them in with the rest of my meal. Overall a good rendition of the Mongolian chicken that anyone would enjoy.
As for me, my styrofoam container was loaded with broccoli beef, teriyaki chicken, fried rice and chow mein. The teriyaki chicken is cooked tender and chopped into bite sized pieces. The teriyaki sauce is a bit on the sweet side so use it sparingly. The broccoli beef has tons of fresh broccoli, sliced carrots and thin tender pieces of beef. The crunchy broccoli and soft beef are a nice contrast in textures when eaten together. The fried rice was a bit dry but the chow mein was good. The noodles were nice and soft and it had a lot of fresh veggies. Needless to say my container was empty in minutes.
The Wok Experience has definitely become a family favorite when we are in need of a quick fix. The overall quality of the food at The Wok Experience is good. These kind of steam table Chinese food places are a dime a dozen in Orange County but The Wok Experience stands out. If you are any where near this place and jonesing some good Chinese food then The Wok Experience will fulfill.