Tuesday, March 09, 2004

Jade Island, Waterville

Last Thursday I dragged Greg and Vicky to a dreadfully boring lecture at Colby College in Waterville. We enjoyed the museum opening there, but couldn't wait to burst out of our seats after the lecture and find somewhere to put our hunger to rest. I remembered a place we used to go 15 years ago when I was a student at Colby. Jade Island is off the beaten track but was open when we got there at 8:15. The kitchen was just about to close and so we were one of two tables in a vast, Orientalist interior. We ordered fried dumplings that were very good. They don't use wonton wrappers, but rather some kind of pastery dough for the wrapper. Also had cashew chicken that arrived with big pieces of both chicken and cashews! The sauce was very good. Greg had Egg Foo Yung which was really light and fluffy and wonderful. Vicky also ordered dumplings and soup which she liked very much. It was a fast and furious dinner but very good. Of course, we still compare food here, Chinese food in particular, to what we found in Chicago. Still haven't found Chinese food that nears what you can get in a big city, but it still works for us.
Atmosphere: B+
Food: B+
Friendly Service: A