Oriento, Bellingham, WA
My husband and I finally had a date night recently and went out to dinner at Oriento, a Chinese restaurant here in Bellingham. We had it once before and really enjoyed it a lot, so when we were cruising around trying to find a place to eat, he said, "Want to go to Oriento?" I wasn't really in the mood for Chinese food (imagine that!), but I said, "Why not?". We went in and had a table in a little corner and no one else was around, it was real nice and quiet for us. We decided to order the meal for two again with the following:
I think this was Egg Flour Soup? I can't remember. It was okay, last time it was better, but I enjoyed it:
Egg Rolls, and Cream cheese wontons (gross, in my opinion, but the Egg Rolls were nice). And no, the Egg Rolls did not come like this, I just made it all pretty for the picture, heh:
Pork Fried Rice- I could eat this alone with nothing else and would be a happy girl. If you don't make the fried rice the way I like it- you'll never see me at your restaurant again. Fried rice is the *ONE* thing about Chinese food that has to be right or forget it (at least with me):
Beef Broccoli, this is different than the kind I eat in California but I really like Oriento's Beef Broccoli a LOT! It's very delicious and full of those water chestnuts which I love so much:
And last, it also came with Sweet & Sour Pork, which was absolutely delicious and tangy. Not too sweet and not too sour- just right:
Yum. We had so many leftovers it served as dinner for all three of us the next night, and under $40 with tip for two (and many leftovers later).