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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Happy Garden Review ~ Scarborough, ME

Last night was my first restaurant for review. However, I have reached my breaking point with this cold and couldn't stand the thought of going out last night. I went through the menus we have received in the mail since arriving and selected Happy Garden that delivers to my house.

We chose the items we wanted and I called in our order. They must have been busy because I did have a little wait on the phone. The woman I spoke with was very nice and helpful while ordering. She advised it would be about 30 minutes until it was delivered. It did take about an hour to be delivered, so that was a little bit of a disappointment. However, the delivery guy was very cheerful and it was a Friday night so it isn't anything that would prevent me from ordering there again.

Riley ordered the Chicken and Broccoli, Fried Rice, Eggroll, and Vegetable Soup. This cost $9.50, which is a little on the high side for me for a combination but with the soup it was not that bad. I was able to get a bite of the Chicken and Broccoli and I thought the sauce was very delicious. It was very garlicky and I thought it was perfect. Riley was not impressed with the amount of rice that came with it. It seemed like just a small scoop. We are used to large portions of rice.

I ordered the Beef Lo Mein, Fried Rice,  Crab Rangoon, and Hot and Sour Soup. It was also $9.50 for the combination. I did not care for the soup. I don't think there was anything wrong with the soup, I just didn't particularly care for Hot and Sour Soup. I wish they offered Wonton Soup as an option. My Lo Mein was very delicious. It had tons of vegetables in it and was seasoned perfectly. I also enjoyed my Crab Rangoon and their Duck Sauce was amazing. It was the perfect complement to the Crab Rangoon.

We are still on the search for our perfect Chinese place in Southern Maine but would definitely give this place another chance. So far it is the best place we have tried.

If you are interested in trying Happy Garden, they are located at 174 U.S. Route 1, Scarborough, ME 04074 (next to Mister Bagel). The deliver to Portland (zip code 04101 & 04102), South Portland, Cape Elizabeth, Scarborough, Old Orchard Beach, & Saco. They do have a website with their menu listed on it. They can be reached at 207-885-0121.