Thursday, August 14, 2008

Quest for the Best: CoCo's Grill

CoCo's is a relatively new contender in the Grandview area. This was my second venture into the restaurant, and again they did not disappoint. However, I find their lack of spring rolls disturbing! But enough about that, on with the chicken!

Restaurant: CoCo's Grill
Location: 845 W 5th Ave
Call: (614) 429-0790‎

Chicken: Soft, but not soggy. A little chewy in spots. About half chicken and half breading, so there is room for improvement, but overall well prepared.

Veggies: No veggies in with the chicken. I think I'm noticing a trend... however, there were peas and carrots in with the rice so I'll let it slide!

Sauce: Tangy, spicy, and thick. Very close to a perfect sauce for a General Tso's dish. A litle lacking in quantity, but the taste is spot on.

Rice: Fried rice with peas and carrots, and some traces of egg. The rice itself is quite soft and pleasant. This is the best fried rice I've had thus far on the quest!

Spiciness: 7/10. You know your General Tso's is packing heat when you have to refill your drink before you're even halfway done. I give the spiciness of this dish a 10/10 in tastiness, but for clarity I've given it a 7/10 in spiciness (10/10 being an experience where you can't down enough water fast enough). It was right on target for a General Tso's dish in terms of spiciness.

Amount of Food: More than satisfying. Plenty of delicious fried rice, plenty of soft spicy chicken. Enough for two meals? Probably. Will you want to stop eating whats in front of you in order to save it for later? Probably not!

Price: $5.95, about average for a lunch-time Chinese meal.

Overall: 7/10 - I was really a fan of the sauce that came on this chicken. It was hot and tangy, two excellent qualities for General's Tso's. In addition, I enjoyed the peas and carrots that came in the fried rice. The chicken was a little lacking, but overall a very pleasant experience from CoCo's Grill.

Cookie: Very sweet, but sadly stale. Brand: Winner (Unknown Origination)
Fortune: "You are interested in public service and would make an outstanding statesman"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Morbo demands to know more about the best General Tso's in Columbus!

Why have these articles stopped?!

....Windmills do not work that way!