In an unassuming shopping center in Fountain Valley, California across the street from Mile Square Park, a restaurant that will forever hold a special place in my heart can be found. Fu Wing Low is a Chinese restaurant with a rabid local following. If the 67 reviews (as of this post date) on Yelp are any indication of its popularity, you can be sure that Fu Wing Low is something special.
If you live in Orange County, its often very hard to find the independent, non-chain, "hole in the wall" style of restaurant. Most of the county is pretty cookie-cutter when it comes to shopping centers and restaurants. Fu Wing Low fills that void.
When you're in the mood to eat great, simple food, try out Fu Wing Low. The restaurant was introduced to me years ago and since then I've brought most of my family and many friends to eat there. The store front is plain with a simple sign above the door. Inside you're greeted by a large fish tank and then immediately after, Kenny (the owner) will greet you in a friendly way. If you've been to Kenny's restaurant more than a couple times, he'll remember you. He knows my name, remembers that my mom is up in the Bay Area completing her schooling, and knows when we were last in to eat his food.
If its your first visit, get the three flavor sizzling rice soup. Crispy rice, veggies, beef, chicken and shrimp with an awesome broth comes out in all its sizzling and snapping glory. If you're a vegetarian, just get the vegetable version because its also incredible. To my mind, the sizzling rice soup at Fu Wing Low is the must-have dish. Share a large bowl with your family and friends and enjoy all the flavors.
Orange Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Honey Walnut Shrimp, Chow Mein and House Fried Rice are all part of our normal order. Like most people, I've found a few things I like and never venture outside that list. Don't be like me! Fu Wing Low has a HUGE menu and you really should try something different each time. Again, there are also great vegetarian versions of many of the dishes so just ask Kenny or any member of his family for the options.
Fu Wing Low does take-out and I highly recommend picking up a big bowl of their sizzling rice soup for a sick family member. It has the uncanny ability to cure a cold.
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