OC Restaurant Quest: Empress Gardens in Southfield
(Crystal A. Proxmire, March 9, 2023)
Southfield, MI – Inside a cute little mall at 11 Mile Lasher is a small Chinese restaurant called Empress Gardens.
There are rows of booths inside, plus a carryout counter that accommodates walk-ins and online orders.
I recently ordered the lunch combination of Sesame Chicken, fried rice, and an egg roll. The sesame chicken had plenty of golden batter and was topped with a sweet red sauce, then sprinkled with sesame seeds. The sauce was delicious when stirred into the rice which comes alone without vegetables, which may be a selling point for picky eaters.
The egg roll was full of veggies, as well as hearty bites of shrimp inside a crispy fried wrap.
There are several classic Chinese items on the Empress Garden menu, including a variety of friend rice dishes, chop suey, and chow mein. Other interesting choices include Shrimp with Black Bean Sauce, Szechuan Crispy Squid, Fried Dumplings, Egg Fu Young, and Ginger Chicken.
The website invites customers, stating “At Empress Garden we offer meals of excellent quality and invite you to try our delicious food. The key to our success is simple: providing quality consistent food that taste great every single time. We pride ourselves on serving our customers delicious genuine Chinese & Cantonese dishes.”
Empress Gardens is located at 21734 W 11 Mile, inside the Harvard Row Mall, in Southfield. Visit online at https://www.enjoyempressgarden.com/
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