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Gambit's 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide: Chinese 

AUGUST MOON 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonnew- orleans.com Combination lo mein comes with Chinese egg noodles. The yang chow fried rice combines shrimp, roast pork and lettuce. The restaurant also serves Vietnamese dishes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BEIJING 2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881 The Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. The Beijing crispy chicken is served with sweet brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EAST 4628 Rye St., Metairie, 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com Thai red snapper features pan-roasted snapper served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ORCHID 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidnew-orleans.com Sliced beef is sauteed with onions and peppers in brown sauce and served over brown rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE 3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 887-3295 In addition to Chinese-American fare, China Rose offers a traditional Chinese menu by request. Its dumplings are pan fried and crisped with egg. The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHRISTINA'S EMPRESS OF CHINA 429 Wall Blvd., Suite 8, Gretna, 392-3939 Popular menu items include egg rolls, crab Rangoon and fried rice. Emperor's lo mein combines chicken, beef and shrimp over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com The jade and pearl entree combines scallops and sliced beef over mixed vegetables in traditional brown sauce. The pu-pu platter provides a sampling of egg rolls, ribs, crab Rangoon and shrimp toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FONG'S CHINESE AND CANTONESE RESTAURANT 2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216 Order the egg rolls or the triple treat, a stir-fried medley with roast pork and vegetables. General Fong's chicken features white meat chicken in slightly spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GREEN TEA 1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005; www.greenteano.com Chicken with garlic sauce is a mixture of sauteed white chicken meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNG'S GOLDEN DRAGON 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com A crispy fried fish fillet is served with a sweet-and-spicy garlic, ginger and green onion sauce. The Peking duck special is a whole duck marinated with honey, baked slowly and served with pancakes, shredded cucumbers and green onions and duck soup with glass noodles and Chinese cabbage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KIM SON 349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com Imperial Seven is a tasting menu with seven different beef preparations and enough for two. Steamed Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE RED PALACE 1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-7071 Fried soft-shell crabs are served with crawfish tails in spicy sauce. Shanghai chicken features a sesame-coated fried chicken breast served with spicy tung cho, a soy-based sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA 600 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com Trey Yuen has been a Northshore bastion of Chinese cuisine for more than three decades. The honey-glazed pecan shrimp features large Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce and is served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant entree includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

YUMMY YUMMY 220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122 This casual eatery offers popular starters like wonton soup, egg drop soup and hot-and-sour soup. The buffet includes dishes like chow mein, lo mein, roast pork, rib tips and kung pao chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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