In my last review of China Star, I promised to go back to try some of there more authentic Chinese dishes. So back I went to try there much ballyhooed Tea Smoked Duck. Being that my eating partner is not all that adventurous, I bought her some Orange Beef. We both shared a Pu Pu platter as well. So lets get to the review shall we.
|PU PU Platter ($10.95)|
The spring rolls were crunchy and filled with a pork/veggie mix, and were decent tasting.
The Crab Rangoon was lacking in that there was not enough filling. What filling there was, had little crab flavor, and tasted like plain cream cheese.
The unidentified fried thingies (UFT) looked like a shrimp toast, but there was no seafood flavor at all. They tasted like fried wonder bread, and were very greasy. Looking at the China Star Menu , I think these might have been the scallion pancakes, but I really have no idea.
The Teriyaki Beef was infused with a nice teriyaki flavor, however the beef was slightly tough and stringy.
The BBQ Ribs were meaty and had a nice Chinese BBQ flavor to them.
|Orange Beef ($10.95)|
|Tea Smoked Duck ($13.95)|
PU PU Platter: 4/10
Orange Beef: 7.5/10
Tea Smoked Duck: 5/10
100 McIntyre Square
7900 McKnight Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237