Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings at Mandarin Chinese Restaurant: Chula Vista, CA

{Salt and Pepper Chicken Wings ~ Mandarin Chinese Restaurant ~  
Chula Vista, CA ~ July 2010}
Yes thats 2 heaping plates of salt and pepper chicken wings. We had a craving a few weeks ago when we came across Kirk's salt and pepper chicken wing challenge post. Just about anything salt and peppered tastes pretty good. Thinking about it made my mouth water. So we hopped in the car and headed south for one of the joints that Kirk mentioned in the post. We arrived at Mandarin Chinese Restaurant and immediately ordered 2 orders of the salt and pepper chicken wings. The waitress kinda chuckled and said.... OK. Thats was probably a mistake. There was only 2 of us and we were a little hungry but I don't think we were prepared for what came out. 2 plates of wings, 15 pieces each. We were definitely not expecting so many wings. I'm a light weight when it comes to wings. I can do 6-10 and then it gets to be too much for me. EHK did his best to polish off the rest of my plate but we ended up taking a few home. I thought the breading wasn't bad... nice and crunchy. The seasoning was on the heavy side but I liked gathering all the salty crunchy nuggets with the pepper and garlic bits... ahh MSG. They must be expecting constant orders of these wings. The wings came out fast and a little on the cold side. Slightly disappointing. I think the wings would have tasted way better if hot. Overall, not a bad wing. I think we gotta try the other wings in the post to see how this one stacks up for us.

Mandarin Chinese Restaurant
945-A Otay Lakes Rd.
Chula Vista, CA 91913


  1. The salt & pepper wings from Mandarin are my absolute favorite. They are better piping hot though! Those things are like crack!

  2. Hey Liz - They are usually better hot...... but when you get them at parties they are served in massive trays. To me, it's got to have the right skin to meat ratio to hold up, and Mandarin's are kinda on the big side.


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