Saturday, June 3, 2017

Review: Big Bowl Appetizers and Soup

So let's talk about Big Bowl.  Big Bowl is a favorite sit-down Chinese / Thai option for our family.  It's part of the Lettuce Entertain You chain of restaurants, and I've never had a meal I didn't like at any of the Lettuce Entertain You spots SO you know it's good.  I can't speak for if the food is authentic or not, so regardless I'm going to go for it and talk about taste.

Last time we were at Big Bowl, we came in and had a bunch of appetizers so I'm focusing on those today (and I'll let you know about the entrees another time!)

Some of my favorite pan-fried chicken potstickers come from Big Bowl.  Maybe it's because they set the potstickers in the soy sauce so the potstickers start soaking up that salty goodness.  Maybe it's because they're ACTUALLY filled with chicken and not the mush that you get at some chinese restaurants.  Maybe it's the fryer they use.  Regardless, if you are a fan of potstickers, you have to order these.

I typically LOVE crab rangoon.  But I'll be honest - I like the crab rangoon from the take out chinese places better than the ones at Big Bowl.  I mean if you are going to force me to eat their crab rangoon I will - but maybe I like the crab rangoon at chinese places better because they have more cream cheese in their crab rangoon than actual crab?  Maybe it's the thick breading on the Big Bowl crab rangoon?  If you are a rangoon fan and you have the ones at Big Bowl, let me know what you think.

And then the chicken wonton soup is an absolute must.  The chicken broth is SO GOOD and there's a chicken potsticker (or two!) in the bowl of soup.  It's an easier way to get me to eat my vegetables when it's soaked in chicken broth

  • Go to Big Bowl even if you want to share some apps and soup!  You won't be disappointed.

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