Special Report

The Best Chinese Restaurant in Every State

Source: Courtesy of Rochelle S. via Yelp

Oklahoma: China Garden
> Location: Tulsa

Tulsa’s unassuming China Garden is a must-visit for locals on the hunt for an authentic taste of China. A variety of dry pot dishes, homestyle soups, and house specials including double cooked pork, mala sirloin, and salad & pepper squid keep the regulars happy. Braised pork, dan dan noodles, and homemade dumplings are also favorites.

Source: Courtesy of Charlie T. via Yelp

Oregon: Duck House
> Location: Portland

Duck into Portland’s hip and buzzy Duck House for some seriously authentic Szechuan cuisine. Start off with a wide variety of housemade dim sum and dumplings, including xiao long bao (soup dumplings), pan fried buns, and scallion pancakes. Then follow up with a spicy hot pot, Chongqing style prawns or chicken, smoked pork belly with leeks, dan dan noodles, and mapo tofu. Don’t forget the sticky rice balls for dessert.

Source: Courtesy of Eddie C. via Yelp

Pennsylvania: Sang Kee Peking Duck House
> Location: Philadelphia

A Chinatown destination since 1980, Philly’s Sang Kee Peking Duck House has been roasting traditional Peking ducks daily since day one; in fact, they claim to be the city’s first restaurant to serve the specialty. Traditional Hong Kong-style BBQ roast pork, ribs, and duck are also specialties of the house, along with steamed soy sauce or ginger scallion chicken, congee, Peking pork chops, and a wide variety of noodle soups. If you’re feeling spendy, order the whole lobster in a variety of preparations. And, because this is Philly after all, they even offer cheesesteak fried rice.

Source: Courtesy of Tieria Y. via Yelp

Rhode Island: Cheng Du Taste
> Location: Pawtucket

If you find yourself in Pawtucket with a hankering for real-deal Szechuan food, head to Cheng Du Taste, located just off I-95. Regulars rave about the light and fluffy juicy pork buns, Chongqing diced chicken, dan dan noodles, sliced pork belly with garlic, sautéed shredded ginger duck, country style tofu, and — to balance out the heat — cold sesame noodles.

Source: Courtesy of Sunny L. via Yelp

South Carolina: Old Li’s Restaurant
> Location: Charleston

The best Chinese food in South Carolina can be found about a 15 minute drive from downtown Charleston. The family-owned Old Li’s offers a wide variety of Chinese favorites, and the seafood section of their menu is a real standout: don’t miss salt & pepper shrimp skewers, garlic crayfish, and spicy crab. Other standouts include three cup chicken, sweet & sour pork ribs, and Yuxiang eggplant.

Sponsored: Tips for Investing

A financial advisor can help you understand the advantages and disadvantages of investment properties. Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to three financial advisors who serve your area, and you can interview your advisor matches at no cost to decide which one is right for you. If you’re ready to find an advisor who can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.

Investing in real estate can diversify your portfolio. But expanding your horizons may add additional costs. If you’re an investor looking to minimize expenses, consider checking out online brokerages. They often offer low investment fees, helping you maximize your profit.