Movie night without Chinese? Puh-lease.
Whether you're down for a night of Redbox and takeout or just need a break from that Netflix binge, Tsing Tsao has you covered. With over 75 menu options, four locations and super speedy service, it's no wonder the local, fast food joint hits the top of our list. And your wallet will love you for it, too.
Here are three of our favorite menu items:
The eggrolls. Say goodbye to chewy, overcooked eggrolls and hello to warm, crispy perfection. These golden starters are flaky on the outside and crunchy on the inside. They're made fresh with carrots and cabbage, and taste more like spring rolls than the meaty kind. Just the right start to a filling chicken dinner. Grab some sweet and sour and dunk away.
Orange chicken. Because any menu without it is just wrong. Tsing Tsao's version is sweet and zingy, thanks to a honey-citrus glaze and some red pepper flakes. Bonus: Every bite is filled with actual chicken -- not just the crispies you find at most Chinese fast food chains. Pair with fried rice for the ultimate Chinese duo.
Pork lo mein. If you're going to indulge in a noodle dinner, go with this one. It's slightly sweet, not too heavy and features a tender mix of veggies: cabbage, carrots and umami green onions. Skip the extra splash of soy -- this dinner is flavorful enough on its own. Choose between pork, beef or chicken.
Oh, and did we mention there's always specials? Grab lunch or dinner for under $7. Each comes with a main dish, egg roll, crab rangoon and rice -- plus egg drop soup for lunch.
Now if only they delivered!
Tsing Tsao West
Find it: 3846 100th St. & Douglas Ave, Urbandale
Lunch hours: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday - Saturday
Dinner hours: 3 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday