Title: 11/24/2013 9:38:48 AM
Happy Sunday!With enthusiasm, I ordered take-out tonight from my beloved Shining Rainbow.But now I have to wonder if this is the same place that I used to love.I now wonder if there has been a change in management, cooks, food suppliers...I don't know, maybe someone can answer, but quality went down, way down.All of my regular staples that I have been ordering for the last 3 years tasted way different - greasier and with lower quality ingredients more akin to the substandard Americanized Chinese food I can get anywhere (and for cheaper).The Pork Lo Mein, which used to be superb, was swimming in soy sauce and the supposed pork meat was more of that skinny multicolored mystery meat product that graces so many ill begotten Chinese take-out joints in the deepest, darkest corners of Americana Chinese -think the Chinese take-out from Buffalo, NY - yeah, it's that bad.The shredded chicken and eggplant with garlic sauce was doused in red pepper (I love spicy food but that was ridiculous)making the other flavors nonexistent, and it too was also lying in a pool of grease.All the food (including the egg roll and hot and sour soup) was covered in an overly excessive amount of unwanted black pepper.And they now charge for rice.2 Stars down for now. I will chalk it up to an off-night. We will be back for the Hot Pot and hopefully this will renew my love for what was, until most recently, the best Chinese Restaurant in Albany.Sad Sunday :-(
Title: 10/19/2013 2:35:15 AM
I had been craving Chinese food for SO long, and this definitely hit the spot.We ordered szechuan lotus root, cucumber, and fish. All were seasoned really well, and the fish was incredibly tender and flavorful. We also ordered eggplant with garlic sauce, which was not so garlic-y, but still a very good sauce.I also ordered a lavender bubble tea with boba. It was pretty good, but not as lavender-y as I would've liked.Overall, I thought it was pretty good - one of the best Chinese restaurants I've tried in the area. :)
Title: suggestion10/17/2011 3:02:07 PM
If the free delivery offer was for an order of $30 or above for a distance of less than 10 miles, I would think you will get a lot more business.
Title: 10/16/2013 4:12:10 AM
Very good restaurant! Authentic Chinese dishes! My friends and I ordered several dishes and they all tasted very good. The environment here is quiet and nice. I don't know why people would say that it is not good from previous reviews...By the way, the owner here is a very kind people,too. Anyway, I would highly recommend this restaurant! Next time, If I go to Albany again, it is a must on my list!Nice price, delicious food, good owner.
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