Hunan Back garden Chinese restaurant in Camarillo, beneath new administration for the earlier couple of months, will make site visitors really feel at residence with a brilliant blue and white ornamental theme carried out in cloth covers for its cushioned seats, booths and tables. The at ease furnishings make diners really feel much more like houseguests than customers.
Its menu, of class, focuses on usual Chinese specialties that even the somewhat initiated can effortlessly figure out. We attempted 4 of them on our late lunchtime stop by and absolutely liked the Chef’s Special King & Queen dish ($18.95) best of all. It’s very attractively offered with the curly orange-beef pieces piled significant on the King’s facet of the plate and a plump row of sautéed shrimp on the other. The Queen naturally has the much more delicate palate. Both choices had been delectable.
Our lemon chicken plate ($12.95), also from the Chef’s Distinctive area, was diverse from other lemon chicken dishes we have experienced. The thickly breaded thin slices of chicken have been lined up across the plate and although the taste was pleasant there appeared to be at minimum as significantly breading as rooster in the composition of the slices.
To pair with the key classes we added Yang Chow fried rice ($9.95) and Singapore rice noodles with curry sauce ($10.95). Equally had been introduced in generous parts and of system can provide as principal dishes. We particularly liked the Yang Chow fried rice, with its taste accents like a generous sprinkling of shrimp, scallions, chopped egg yoke, peas and carrots.
The saffron-hued Singapore rice noodles have been piled even larger on a plate, furnishing sufficient food items to share. Bits of chicken were blended with the extensive, slender noodles.
Both the King & Queen and the Singapore rice noodles were being starred on the menu indicating “spicy,” but we should not have seemed like spicy prospective customers and both equally came with reasonably delicate seasoning.
Whilst these were being our main dishes we did get delicious samples of the fundamentals, together with cups of tea, plus mild egg flower and distinct very hot and bitter soups.
Hunan has a checklist of lunch specials served weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and ranging in rate from $7.95 to $9.95. They involve kung pao hen, moo goo gai pan, Mongolian beef, shrimp with lobster sauce and fish with blended greens.
For individuals who favor soup, Hunan delivers 10 kinds like 3-flavor scorching rice soup and beef stew noodle soup. There’s even a vegetarian menu with “imitation meat.”
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HUNAN Backyard garden
In which: 5241 Mission Oaks Blvd., Camarillo
Several hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays by Thursdays, closed on Tuesdays 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
Information: 384-0689, www.HunanGardenCamarillo.com
Impressions: Little but attractively furnished dining home with patterned seat handles and interesting photo shows pretty pleasurable service standard Chinese dishes
What is hot: King & Queen, Yang Chow fried rice.
2 FOR LUNCH OR Dinner
Entrées: King & Queen ($18.95) + lemon rooster ($12.95), each from Chef’s Special listing
Rice dishes: Yang Chow fried rice ($9.95) + Singapore rice noodle ($10.95)
Tab for 2: $16-$38