Chinese Iron Wok Of Ri

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First, you should try the House Special Dumplings (I think they're maybe called "Szechuan Dumplings" on the menu). They're tiny bits of pork/green onion/other stuff in a half-moon shaped, very thin, wrapper, served with house-made soy sauce and some chopped garlicky stuff on top. Each of the 10 or 12 "dumpling" you get is probably 3/4 teaspoon of food, but it's about 100 watts of flavor. None of that gummy, thick wrapper around a lumpy meatball, swimming in a sheen of pork fat and hot water that you get when you order pot-stickers at many chinese restaurants -- these are subtle and delicate and wonderful things. And if you try them and you don't like them, tell Tom (the owner), and he'll ask you what you think will make them better. [In fact, if there's ANYthing you're unhappy with, talk with Tom -- he's incredibly dedicated to making his clients happy!]

If there's a vegetable special -- say "chinese water cabbage in special sauce" -- try that.

Our kids love the pepper-salt shrimp, which look almost like pieces of popcorn, and are served with long green beans that have a chopped herb on them that I can't identify, but I also can't get enough of.

There's also a cucumber-in-hot-oil dish that I love, and a mung-bean-noodle dish that's great, although not for everyone: the noodles are about 1/2" wide, about 1/16" thick, look sort of like long strips of thick plastic, and have almost a "crunch" when you bite into them. I love 'em (and the contrast of their mild flavor with the piquant sauce); you might not.

On a good day, the Ma Po Tofu rivals -- no, exceeds! -- anything I used to get in Berkeley, CA, and that's saying a lot.

And the spicy eggplant...sweet, and made with the lovely pale purple chinese eggplants... my mouth is watering, and I just FINISHED dinner.

While The Wok was in Seekonk, Tom also ran the Chinese Food Truck, which parked on Thayer Street near Brown. Any time between 11:30 AM and 1 PM you'd see a line of people waiting to get lunch from him. Probably half of the clientele ordered in Chinese, which was clearly their native language. That should tell you something.

By the way, almost all the dishes I've mentioned are vegetarian, but the meat dishes are just as good; as others have mentioned, the twice-cooked pork is great.

Be warned -- some of the dishes are prepared according to the a more Chinese style than you'd get in most american chinese restaurants. When a dish says it's got beef tendon in it, it really DOES have beef tendon. When it says that it's made with fatty pork, it'll have a LOT of fat compared with what you might expect. So perhaps you'd be well advised to order conservatively your first time, and experiment with a new dish each time you visit. If your taste buds are working, I think you'll be pretty darned happy.

One final note: even in summer, you might want to bring a sweater or light jacket; the restaurant is kept a little cooler than most places. Then again, maybe that's a good excuse to have some delicious chicken-and-rice soup, or the hot-pepper-chicken lunch special!

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First, you should try the House Special Dumplings (I think they're maybe called "Szechuan Dumplings" on the menu). They're tiny bits of pork/green onion/other stuff in a half-moon shaped, very thin, wrapper, served with house-made soy sauce and some chopped garlicky stuff on top. Each of the 10 or 12 "dumpling" you get is probably 3/4 teaspoon of food, but it's about 100 watts of flavor. None of that gummy, thick wrapper around a lumpy meatball, swimming in a sheen of pork fat and hot water that you get when you order pot-stickers at many chinese restaurants -- these are subtle and delicate and wonderful things. And if you try them and you don't like them, tell Tom (the owner), and he'll ask you what you think will make them better. [In fact, if there's ANYthing you're unhappy with, talk with Tom -- he's incredibly dedicated to making his clients happy!]

If there's a vegetable special -- say "chinese water cabbage in special sauce" -- try that.

Our kids love the pepper-salt shrimp, which look almost like pieces of popcorn, and are served with long green beans that have a chopped herb on them that I can't identify, but I also can't get enough of.

There's also a cucumber-in-hot-oil dish that I love, and a mung-bean-noodle dish that's great, although not for everyone: the noodles are about 1/2" wide, about 1/16" thick, look sort of like long strips of thick plastic, and have almost a "crunch" when you bite into them. I love 'em (and the contrast of their mild flavor with the piquant sauce); you might not.

On a good day, the Ma Po Tofu rivals -- no, exceeds! -- anything I used to get in Berkeley, CA, and that's saying a lot.

And the spicy eggplant...sweet, and made with the lovely pale purple chinese eggplants... my mouth is watering, and I just FINISHED dinner.

While The Wok was in Seekonk, Tom also ran the Chinese Food Truck, which parked on Thayer Street near Brown. Any time between 11:30 AM and 1 PM you'd see a line of people waiting to get lunch from him. Probably half of the clientele ordered in Chinese, which was clearly their native language. That should tell you something.

By the way, almost all the dishes I've mentioned are vegetarian, but the meat dishes are just as good; as others have mentioned, the twice-cooked pork is great.

Be warned -- some of the dishes are prepared according to the a more Chinese style than you'd get in most american chinese restaurants. When a dish says it's got beef tendon in it, it really DOES have beef tendon. When it says that it's made with fatty pork, it'll have a LOT of fat compared with what you might expect. So perhaps you'd be well advised to order conservatively your first time, and experiment with a new dish each time you visit. If your taste buds are working, I think you'll be pretty darned happy.

One final note: even in summer, you might want to bring a sweater or light jacket; the restaurant is kept a little cooler than most places. Then again, maybe that's a good excuse to have some delicious chicken-and-rice soup, or the hot-pepper-chicken lunch special!

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This is definitely one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. I like the mapo tofu and pork in garlic sauce.

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This is definitely one of my favorite Chinese restaurants. I like the mapo tofu and pork in garlic sauce.

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This restaurant provide great Sichuan food and a cosy dining environment.

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This restaurant provide great Sichuan food and a cosy dining environment.

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Very nice people and very good food

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Very nice people and very good food

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I do not dine out often. But when I do, I often go to Chinese Iron Wok. It was moved from Seekonk to East Side around the beginning of this year, with the same great food, and definitely better decor. Its Chinese history glass wall is fantastic.

The best thing, of course, is its food. Soup Dumpling, its new dish, is a great appetizer. If you like spicy food, Beef Shin in Red Chili Source (cannot remember the name exactly) is surely a worth-trying appetizer.

I enjoy lots of flavors, so when dining out with friends and family, I like to order a balanced meal - in terms of both flavors and type of foods. For example, double-cooked pork (spicy, mostly pork, with some vegetable), mango shrimp (sweet and sour, juicy), sauteed water spinach (vegan), Mapo Tofu (it can be served with meat or without meat).

I would recommend Chinese Iron Wok to every one who enjoys Chinese food.

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I do not dine out often. But when I do, I often go to Chinese Iron Wok. It was moved from Seekonk to East Side around the beginning of this year, with the same great food, and definitely better decor. Its Chinese history glass wall is fantastic.

The best thing, of course, is its food. Soup Dumpling, its new dish, is a great appetizer. If you like spicy food, Beef Shin in Red Chili Source (cannot remember the name exactly) is surely a worth-trying appetizer.

I enjoy lots of flavors, so when dining out with friends and family, I like to order a balanced meal - in terms of both flavors and type of foods. For example, double-cooked pork (spicy, mostly pork, with some vegetable), mango shrimp (sweet and sour, juicy), sauteed water spinach (vegan), Mapo Tofu (it can be served with meat or without meat).

I would recommend Chinese Iron Wok to every one who enjoys Chinese food.

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I love the double cooked pork at iron wok. It is just the right spicy as I wanted.

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I love the double cooked pork at iron wok. It is just the right spicy as I wanted.

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I used to go to mu mu on Federal Hill. It is a pretty good Chinese restaurant. Now I go to Iron Wok on college hill. Iron Wok offers very fresh Chinese vegetables. Usually, you can only get those dishes from a China town restaurant. For meat eaters, they offer some really authentic dishes. Double cooked pork is one of the best in new England area. Shredded pork in garlic sauce is divine.

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I used to go to mu mu on Federal Hill. It is a pretty good Chinese restaurant. Now I go to Iron Wok on college hill. Iron Wok offers very fresh Chinese vegetables. Usually, you can only get those dishes from a China town restaurant. For meat eaters, they offer some really authentic dishes. Double cooked pork is one of the best in new England area. Shredded pork in garlic sauce is divine.

Pros: fresh Chinese vege and authentic Chinese food

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this place serve best chinese food around providence area, compare to other chinese restaurant, they making the very very authentic food! first floor for take out, and second floor for dine in. place is very nice and clean. service is wonderful and food is amazing! check it out!

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this place serve best chinese food around providence area, compare to other chinese restaurant, they making the very very authentic food! first floor for take out, and second floor for dine in. place is very nice and clean. service is wonderful and food is amazing! check it out!

Pros: Awesome Chinese Food!

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This place offers the REAL Chinese food on college hill. I went to this place on June 29 with 3 of my friends for a quick lunch. We ordered from the lunch menu to save money. The food came out great. My mapo tofu was so juicy and had the right kick of Sichuan peppercorn. My friends were very happy with there eggplant chicken, string bean chicken and double cooked pork. Usually, you have to get this kind of food from Chinatown restaurants. The ambience of the restaurant is pretty cool. This is a good place to hang around beside Thayer street.

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This place offers the REAL Chinese food on college hill. I went to this place on June 29 with 3 of my friends for a quick lunch. We ordered from the lunch menu to save money. The food came out great. My mapo tofu was so juicy and had the right kick of Sichuan peppercorn. My friends were very happy with there eggplant chicken, string bean chicken and double cooked pork. Usually, you have to get this kind of food from Chinatown restaurants. The ambience of the restaurant is pretty cool. This is a good place to hang around beside Thayer street.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: parking at lunch time

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This place offers the REAL Chinese food on college hill. I went to this place on June 29 with 3 of my friends for a quick lunch. We ordered from the lunch menu to save money. The food came out great. My mapo tofu was so juicy and had the right kick of Sichuan peppercorn. My friends were very happy with there eggplant chicken, string bean chicken and double cooked pork. Usually, you have to get this kind of food from Chinatown restaurants. The ambience of the restaurant is pretty cool. This is a good place to hang around beside Thayer street.

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This place offers the REAL Chinese food on college hill. I went to this place on June 29 with 3 of my friends for a quick lunch. We ordered from the lunch menu to save money. The food came out great. My mapo tofu was so juicy and had the right kick of Sichuan peppercorn. My friends were very happy with there eggplant chicken, string bean chicken and double cooked pork. Usually, you have to get this kind of food from Chinatown restaurants. The ambience of the restaurant is pretty cool. This is a good place to hang around beside Thayer street.

Pros: food, decor

Cons: parking at lunch time

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This place made my dream come true. I had been longing for real good Chinese food in east side before I had a dinner at this place. The soup dumpling came out exactly like the one in Shanghai last year. The eggplant in garlic sauce was so yummy that made me broke my daily diet quota. I will be their regular customer for sure. This place is very clean!

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This place made my dream come true. I had been longing for real good Chinese food in east side before I had a dinner at this place. The soup dumpling came out exactly like the one in Shanghai last year. The eggplant in garlic sauce was so yummy that made me broke my daily diet quota. I will be their regular customer for sure. This place is very clean!

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We went to this place last week as our friend Kevin put good words for it. The food was amazingly prepared. It reminded me the food I had in China. The service was good too. I will recommend this place to people.

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We went to this place last week as our friend Kevin put good words for it. The food was amazingly prepared. It reminded me the food I had in China. The service was good too. I will recommend this place to people.

Pros: tasty food

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We had a party last weekend at this place. We ordered chicken eggplant in garlic sauce , general tso's chicken, house special spicy chicken, cumin beef with string bean, mapo tofu and house style tofu (we have one vegan.) They judiciously used of sichuan peppercorn make the food so uniquely flavored. The food all came out very delicious and service was good. This place is new and clean.
We will definitely come back.

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We had a party last weekend at this place. We ordered chicken eggplant in garlic sauce , general tso's chicken, house special spicy chicken, cumin beef with string bean, mapo tofu and house style tofu (we have one vegan.) They judiciously used of sichuan peppercorn make the food so uniquely flavored. The food all came out very delicious and service was good. This place is new and clean.
We will definitely come back.

Pros: authentic Chinese food

 

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