Dining: Steph Says Fu Haus Bistro

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Fu Hao Bistro - Asian Fusion Cuisine in 5 points

Checked out Fu Hao in 5 points for the first time this evening and had a great experience! The interior space, as well as the service, is warm, friendly and inviting. They offer a nice mix of traditional Chinese and Thai food offerings.

My husband and I started out with two appetizers - Crab Ragoon (6 for $5) and Shrimp Lettuce Wraps ($8). Both were wonderful. The Crab Ragoon was hot, crunchy and served with a tasty duck sauce. The Lettuce Wraps consisted of lettuce leaves, a thick teriyaki style sauce with a hint of peanuts and lightly breaded shrimp over crunchy rice noodles. Let me also mention that for appetizers, they were sizable portions.

Crab Rangoon

Shrimp over Rice Noodles for Lettuce Wraps

For entrees, we decided on Szechuan Style Chicken ($11) with fried rice and Mongolian Beef ($13) with white rice. Most entrees come with rice (your choice) and either soup (your choice) or salad. Their house salad comes with a delicious house ginger vinaigrette that is amazing (notably different than Japanese-style ginger dressing). They offer several soups - my husband opted for Hot & Sour Soup which did not disappoint. This can best be described as an egg drop soup that packs some heat with fresh mushrooms and tofu tossed in for even more flavor.

House Salad and Hot & Sour Soup

Mongolian Beef

The Mongolian beef was tender, flavorful and the veggies added a nice semi-crunchy texture.

Szechuan Style Chicken

So far no complaints. Fu Hao actually reminds me a bit of P.F. Chang's but with more charm and local flavor. On each table you will find a bottle of spicy chili sauce (a necessity!) and soy sauce.

We finished with the "Xango" ($6) dessert. If Fu Hao had a banana split, this would be it. Banana egg rolls surrounded by fluffy cheesecake, vanilla ice cream, fresh strawberries, whip cream and drizzled with strawberry sauce and chocolate sauce, this sweet ending is heaven on earth.

For the food portions and overall quality of the experience (food and service), the prices are reasonable and this isn't a typical Chinese take-out spot by any means.

When they brought us the check, we each got a fortune cookie. Mine said, "A fun party is soon to be in your future".

1001 Park St
(904) 798-8686

M - T 11 AM - 10 PM
F 11 AM - 11 PM
Sat 5 PM - 11 PM
Sun 5 PM - 10 PM
Closed 3 PM - 5 PM