As for a dessert, there’s not too many options on the menu, but that was OK, because we easily could have stopped at the entrees and called it a good meal. But we decided to see what they had to satisfy our sweet tooth. Oriental Gardens offers almond cookies and fortune cookies at the bottom of the menu, but hidden in the appetizer list are fried doughnuts. This caught our eye, and we decided to give them a try not knowing what to expect. We had never even heard of fried donuts at a Chinese restaurant.
This decision just might have been the best one we made all week. The fried doughnuts blew away any and all expectations we might have had. Ten warm doughnut rolls came in the order. The doughnuts were not anything like the glazed doughnuts we all know, but rather fried bread rolls sprinkled with sugar. The warm dough melted in our mouths and the only thing we regretted was that we barely had enough room to have more than two each. If you’re going to Oriental Gardens, don’t overlook the fried doughnuts, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and you won’t regret trying them out.
The restaurant is not offering indoor dining at this time due to COVID-19 restrictions, but Chinese food is the perfect takeout meal.
The restaurant does not have an active Facebook page or website, but a menu easily be found online through a Google search.
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