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Peking Chinese & American – Wausau, WI

I was in Wausau the other day for a meeting.  When we concluded we decide to go to the Peking for lunch, this is always a good choice in my opinion.  I have enjoyed lunch and dinner at the Peking many times, but today I had something different.  In fact it was so good I felt the urge to share it with all of you.

First some history:  The Peking has been open for business in Wausau for approximately the last 25 years and located in the Landmark building.  The restaurant features all the usual suspects found in Chinese restaurants, however they have some unique specialty items such as their Potstickers, Strawberry Chicken and East meets West.  There is an interesting bar, which is well known as a place to meet after work.

Szechuan Noodle Soup I have heard about their Szechuan Noodle Soup and was anxious to try it.  The soup comes in the following combinations: Pickled Cabbage and Pork, Beef, Chicken, Pork and Shrimp, and Vegetarian.  Additionally you order it by the following heat levels:  mild, medium and hot.  I am told the hot will bring tears to your eyes and skin.  I ordered the Pickled Cabbage and Pork in medium heat.  Our waitress outfitted us with a bib and we were ready to enjoy.  The soup was excellent, crunchy veggies, tender noodles and tender pork.  I ordered the soup in medium, which I found to be just right, it had a mild burn that was not overpowering to the ingredients, I also noted a slight finish of cilantro.  The portions were large, but what the hell we will be starving in an hour – wrong?  It was the perfect way to wind up a successful meeting.

The Big Ragu gives this a 4 outa 5
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