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Editor’s Note: In 2021, Michael and Nicole Borrell began reviewing Lebanon Valley’s restaurants and eating attractions as the Lebanon Valley Food Critics. Since then, the couple has aimed to offer unbiased reviews of the eating and drinking establishments the Lebanon Valley has to offer. LebTown is pleased to be partnering with LVFC to share these reviews with our readers. Bon appétit!
It had been another crazy week for our family. We couldn’t do our normal Tuesday night activity and mom didn’t feel like cooking, so take-out it was.
We have a few favorite Chinese take-out places that we go to, so tonight we went online and looked at the menu for Magic Wok to make our dinner selections.
720 Quentin Road
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: (717) 272-0888
Mon: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Tue: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Wed: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Thu: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sat: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sun: 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Located between Cornwall and Quentin roads, Magic Wok is tucked in the South Pointe Centre at 720 Quentin Road, Suite 5, Lebanon.
You can order online and pick up, which is a great option, as well as call in an order. We called in tonight because we had a special request.
We started out with an appetizer of crab rangoon. Pillows of cream cheese and crab enveloped in wonton noodles and deep-fried, it’s a must-order in this household. I like Magic Wok’s crab rangoons because of the way they fold them; some Chinese restaurants just fold the wonton into a triangle, but these are folded into a “purse,” meaning a crispier fried wonton shell! Yum!
We also enjoyed some delicious egg rolls, which were cooked to perfection. There were plenty of our appetizers to enjoy for a second meal as well.
Our first meal was a classic Chinese dish: beef and broccoli. This dish was not lacking in broccoli and had a good flavor to the sauce. The beef was cooked well, but I felt the ratios were a bit off and there could have been a few more pieces of beef and fewer pieces of broccoli. I ordered the combination meal, so it came with fried rice, which was tasty and plentiful.
Our next meal was pineapple chicken, which included fried chicken, pineapple, green peppers, snow peas, and carrots in a sweet and sour sauce. This was another hearty meal with plenty of pineapples to add flavor, but not be overpowering. Typically, this dish comes with white rice, but, due to one of our meal reviewers wanting white rice instead of fried rice, they were kind enough to switch them, so everyone was happy.
The last meal we chose was chicken in garlic sauce. This was a tough one to judge, as this guest critic had high expectations from a previous Chinese restaurant that she loved in her hometown. New to the area, she wasn’t disappointed and might make this her go-to place to get her favorite dish.
Diced chicken and veggies were tossed in a spicy garlic sauce. The garlic wasn’t overpowering, and the heat of the spice had a nice kick and aftertaste. It was perfectly paired with the white rice, which was supposed to go with the pineapple chicken, as she ordered the combo dish, which includes an egg roll.
Our take: Magic Wok is a great option for a quick takeout meal. Our food arrived home hot and delicious. The website makes it easy to order online, or you can call in (especially if you have any special requests as we did). They give plentiful portion sizes. There are good pieces of meat in the dishes. We order from Magic Wok often, they are always consistent, and we’re never disappointed.
We give this place .
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