Old Town Chinese Restaurant

by Ken Stewart
Guam Food Guy

It was about 9:45 p.m. when I left my office and drove quickly over to Old Town Chinese in Upper Tumon after I called and verified they would still be open to serve me dinner! I had not eaten in a Chinese Restaurant on Guam for some time and I just had a craving I had to feed! It was rainy outside and I had some hot jasmine tea to warm me and ordered 4 dishes - The Chicken & Cashew Nuts ($7.95), Salt & Pepper Fried Shrimp ($10.00), Baby Bok Choy & Garlic ($7.00) and Roast Duck (1/2 for $12.00).

First to arrive was my Salt & Pepper Fried Shrimp, which had sauteed onions, and chili peppers with golden juicy shrimp! Crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside...I ate everything except the tail! It's best to eat these while they are still relatively hot...the flavors explode in your mouth.

The 2nd dish was the Chicken & Cashew Nut. This is laden with sauteed onions, mushroom, green bell pepper , carrots, and lots of cashews! It's a flavorful blend of ingredients that is representative of what makes stir fry so good - a balance of vegetables and meat. This was one of the dishes I had to balutan (take-out).

The 3rd to arrive was the Baby Bok Choy with Garlic! Look at the picture and tell me it doesn't make your mouth water! Freshly wok cooked and imbibed with garlic...this is a great treat for anyone who enjoys vegetables. This one I finished (along with the Salt & Pepper Fried Shrimp).

Last to arrive was a dish I couldn't resist - ROAST DUCK!! Thank goodness they sell it by the half as well as whole. This comes with hoisin sauce on the side. I think I could eat duck all day. Especially Peking Duck, but that's not what I had here for $12. Tasty and satisfying - this fulfilled my mission to eat restaurant Chinese that was pretty decent! I will have to explore more restaurant Chinese - expect to read more in the near future!

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