If you are looking for fine traditional chinese food in the greater Portland area, look no further than Imperial China in South Portland.
An appetizer with a lot of flavor is the Szechuan wanton in hot sauce (they can alter the spice according to taste, as each meal is independently made to order). Also on the menu are delightful traditional favorites such as fried (or steamed) pork dumplings with special sauce, crab rangoon, or light and crispy fried spring rolls.
The menu is divided into extensive Poultry, Beef, and Seafood selections as well as delightful chef specialties listed under House Specials. For $23.95 you can access an entire roasted duck served hot with the skin attached with crepes and Hoisin sauce – surely a meal fit for royalty!
One of the especially tasty dishes was a House Special called chicken with three flavors. It included spicy, General Tso’s , and Sour lemon chicken in tangy lemon sauce. Served on a robust round dish, this was a gourmet style meal with interesting flavors that contrasted and complimented one another.
All lunch and dinner specials are served with a choice of soup (Egg Drop, Wonton or Hot and Sour). The Hot and Sour was hot in temperature and medium in spice, and an excellent choice for a cold winter’s day. A cup of crispy egg noodles was delivered to the table to sprinkle on top of the soup, or to be eaten alone as a chinese alternative to bread and butter.