Orlando is saturated with Chinese food restaurants and it seems that on every corner is place you can find sushi. Rarely can you find a place that serves both Chinese and sushi under the same roof. We found China in College Park one Saturday night when we weren’t sure which of the two we were craving. We ended up ordering our entire meal off the sushi menu.
First of all, as soon as we sat down we were immediately greeted by our server. She also came bearing gifts- a bowl of crispy wonton noodles and a small saucer of sweet and sour sauce. She also helped us navigate through the sushi menu as we made our choices.
We ordered garden salads which to me are the same in most Chinese restaurants. Iceberg lettuce, carrots and a very small dollop of ginger dressing. Always pretty boring. However, I love the ginger dressing so I always love to order it. Simple.
My dining companion Chad is slowly learning to like sushi. He steers away from the rolls of raw fish but loves the veggie rolls.
He first ordered the Vegetarian Roll which contained asparagus, cucumber, avocado, carrot, mint and Japanese pickles. We were intrigued by Japanese pickles and apparently they are very common in Japanese cuisine. The roll was very good with the Japanese pickles adding a sweet and salty flavor.
He also had the Avocado Roll. It was just simply avocado and sesame seeds wrapped in seaweed. Simple and he enjoyed it.
I’m a little more adventurous when it comes to sushi. I normally stick to an eel roll or my favorite Spider Roll (soft shell crab), however, I wanted to try something new. I went for the Miami Roll with white tuna, asparagus, avocado and smelt roe. The tuna tasted so fresh. I loved it.
I also had the Hamachi Roll. It was very simple, yellow tail wrapped in seaweed. It too, also tasted fresh though the Miami Roll was by far my favorite.
As I said, there is also a full menu of Chinese favorites like Lo Mein and Chop Suey. Though we didn’t try anything on that menu, China in College Park offers that menu all day while the sushi menu is only available after 5pm. We will definitely return to try the Moo Shu Vegetables and the Spicy Five Flavored Broccoli.
Our service was top notch and the entire staff was very friendly and helpful. Four and a half sprouts.