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    The House of Chen

    I will eat my shoe if the Chef's Special _________ isn't the best asian dish in town.


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    Re: The House of Chen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    I will eat my shoe if the Chef's Special _________ isn't the best asian dish in town.
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    Re: The House of Chen

    Good but their location has to be rough on them





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    Re: The House of Chen

    favorite chinese place in ames but i agree on location. Lucky bamboo is where we go now in Ankeny.


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    Re: The House of Chen

    I've never even heard of this place. Where is it?



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    Re: The House of Chen

    FWIW, I didn't capitalize Asian because animal crackers only come in 18 shapes.


    Last edited by Angie; 11-17-2009 at 01:02 PM.
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    Re: The House of Chen

    I get the Chef's Special chicken every time I go. I haven't even ventured out to try the orange or lemon, about which I've heard great things.


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    House of Chen is still open? Wow, blast from the past, I used to eat there in High School.


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    Re: The House of Chen

    Went there for the first time today because of this post. The chef's special chicken was good, but a little too sweet for my tastes. Definitely will go back and try other things on the menu.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Icky_Mettle View Post
    Went there for the first time today because of this post. The chef's special chicken was good, but a little too sweet for my tastes. Definitely will go back and try other things on the menu.
    That's it....I want an endorsement deal.


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    Re: The House of Chen

    I remember it also; is it still on north side of North Grand Mall?



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    Re: The House of Chen

    Used to love the place. Unfortunately, the location is the problem. I didn't have a car for the first 18 months in Ames (I only spent 2 years there) so couldn't go as often as I would have liked.
    Is it still by the North Grand Mall ?



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    Re: The House of Chen

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarbox View Post
    I will eat my shoe if the Chef's Special _________ isn't the best asian dish in town.
    I think they are decent, and I need to try them again, but I don't think there is great Chinese in Ames really (please, I want to be proved wrong).



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    Re: The House of Chen

    Quote Originally Posted by LindenCy View Post
    I think they are decent, and I need to try them again, but I don't think there is great Chinese in Ames really (please, I want to be proved wrong).
    Chinese Homestyle and Cocost all the way, baby!


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    Re: The House of Chen

    I liked Chinese Homestyle the best. I ate there quite a bit when I lived on Wood St, because I would walk right passed it everyday coming home from class.


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