Asia 66 is nestled in a corner of the Village Commons Shopping Center. The unassuming exterior hides what could be the newest gem in the Capital City. Kirsten and I stopped in for lunch and were treated to exceptionally friendly service and some very delicious food.
Kirsten ordered General Tso’s Chicken, white rice, and a side of vegetables (corn and broccoli). I opted for the Rainbow Chicken special, fried rice and a bowl of hot and sour soup. We also ordered a chicken and cheese egg roll to split. The cashier had ordered the same egg roll earlier, and as we took our seat I heard her tell the kitchen to send her own egg roll to our table when it was done, so our food would arrive quicker.
Large pieces of white meat chicken, and evenly chopped zucchini, carrots, celery, and Napa cabbage, came together to create the Rainbow Chicken dish. A sprinkling of peanuts completed the creation, and the blend of flavors combined with a light sauce was on point. Asia 66’s fried rice was good, and the only item which failed to deliver was the hot and sour soup. It lacked spice and the range of flavors I expected to find.
All of Asia 66’s egg rolls are handmade in house, a fact that will make local egg roll aficionados (I’m looking at you Rick O.), leap with joy. The chicken and cheese roll was stuffed with pieces of white meat chicken, vegetables (carrots, corn, and peas), cream cheese, and topped with white and black sesame seeds and honey mustard sauce. The wrapper was crunchy, the fillings were flavorful, and the honey mustard added a unique American twist on this Chinese menu staple. For more on Asia 66 read the full review on Tallahassee.com.