This Is Best Chinese Restaurant In South Jersey
I have read tons of glowing reviews from the folks in South Jersey for one specific Chinese restaurant in Marlton. Marlton is an hour from where I live. It’s a straight shot down Route 70 in Lakehurst, to Route 73 in Marlton.
Why would anyone who has a choice of literally dozens of Chinese restaurants in their town, head to Marlton for Chinese food? It really must be pretty darn special. It definitely was!
I’ve traveled to Chinatown in New York City many times for the authentic goodness that part of town offers. Wo Hop and Hop Kee are at the top of the list for me, and for Dim Sum specifically, It’s Nom Wah Tea Parlor for the win.
Over the weekend, Bruce and I had dinner plans with another couple, and they bailed on us at the last minute. Bummer for them because they missed out on the absolute best Chinese food I’ve had in years, and I’ve had some good Chinese food.
Thanks to the fine foodies in South Jersey, I found MY new place. It’s called, “Joe’s Peking Duck House.” You’ll find them at 145 Route 73 South, Marlton Crossing Shopping Center, Marlton, N.J. 08073.
This establishment has been around since 1986 and has been rated by the media as one of the best authentic Chinese restaurants in the Garden State. It’s not just the media my friend.
We had a reservation for 6:15 but arrived at 6:00 and were seated immediately at the only available table in the place.
The place isn’t very big, but it is run efficiently. If you were on line waiting for a table, your wait won’t be long.
Bruce and I started off with a couple of appetizers, Steamed Pork Juicy Dumplings, and Crispy Spareribs with Garlic. The dumplings were hefty on the filling, very juicy, and bursting with flavor. We didn’t bother with the side of dipping sauce it came with because those dumplings needed no accompaniment.
The Crispy Spareribs were out of this world! They were pork spareribs cut into pieces, dipped in a seasoned batter, then deep fried. They weren’t greasy or in need of any kind of dipping sauce. I can’t even begin to tell you how tasty they were.
For dinner, Bruce ordered from the “Make your own creation” page of the menu. He chose beef, fresh mushrooms, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, and broccoli in a black bean sauce. The portion was huge and it was under $16.00!
I ordered a half Cantonese Duck, I love duck! The skin was crispy and the meat was tender and full of flavor.
The service was excellent. This place is run like a well-oiled machine. By the way, it’s CASH ONLY! If you don’t have enough cash on you, they have an ATM machine on the premises. Joe’s Peking Duck House is worth the trip from anywhere.