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Best Chinese Restaurant

Grace Garden

690 Annapolis Road., Odenton, (410) 672-3581,

Posted 9/16/2009

Although the standard Chinese take-out items are very good at Grace Garden, the best dishes are on what's known as the "real" or "other" menu. Not often-seen Szechuan and Taiwanese specialties such as steamed pork belly, tea-smoked duck, "noodles" made by extruding ground fish meat into boiling stock, and fiery beef tongue and tendon are executed with awesome skill and represent just the tip of the iceberg that is Grace Garden's repertoire. Chef/owner Chun Li and his wife are happy to plan special dinners with crazy sophisticated dishes while treating you like family. We once had a winter melon soup served in a 3 foot high hollowed out melon that had been growing in their back yard all summer. Can't get that at P.F. Chang's.

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Other Awards for Best Chinese Restaurant:

Grace Garden, 9/17/2008

Szechuan House, 9/19/2007

Café Zen, 9/20/2006

Chinatown Café, 9/21/2005

Chinatown Café, 9/22/2004

Chinatown Café, 9/17/2003

Chinatown Café, 9/18/2002

Bamboo House, 9/19/2001

Szechuan Best, 9/13/2000

Café Zen, 9/15/1999

Grand Palace, 9/17/1997

All Awards for Grace Garden:

Best Chinese Restaurant, 9/17/2008

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