If you ever find yourself in the Fresno, California area, and notice that you are particularly craving some Chinese food, I have the place for you! The Golden Horse Chinese Restaurant!
Normally, I wouldn’t write up a post about a local restaurant in a small town like Fresno, but in the new light of Ashley (who is like my older sister) moving to that general vicinity, I figured I might as well become somewhat familiar with the neighboring cities and their food options. And also, Golden Horse was some of the most legit Chinese food I have had in a long time! (By legitimate Chinese food I mean legitimate to San Francisco Chinatown standards)
We had the house fried rice, black pepper beef, Chinese chicken and wonton soup. Everything was really fresh and very flavorful. I know there have been times where I have dined in a Chinese restaurant where all the different meats and rices started to have the same flavor palate, but not at the Golden Horse. The rice tasted like a mixture of chicken, beef and shrimp. The Chinese chicken tasted like hot red peppers and the black pepper beef tasted like freshly crushed black pepper. The broth in the wonton soup was so good that I would drink it even without the veggies and wontons!
So there you have it, a very quick discussion about my new favorite Chinese restaurant that I would need to drive 7 hours to get to. Remember, if you are ever in Fresno! Check them out. Adorable Chinese restaurant run by a very sweet Chinese family. It doesn’t get more authentic than that. So authentic that even the fortune cookies have a bit of personality with their typo. =)