Born in OKC
Thank you and your wife for the information. Coming a lot closer to your present residence, what places north of Dallas, in Dallas, even in Fort Worth do you and your wife consider to be good Chinese restaurants (any style)?
Here are our current favorites. All of them serve both authentic Chinese dishes as well as more Westernized variations. So if you do not read Chinese you have to discuss with the server your desire for authentic food, or just look at what Chinese customers are ordering and order the same. Most of the bigger Chinese restaurants have more that one cook and the top one does the authentic dishes and the assistant one (sometimes Mexican) does the Westernized ones.
When Yao Fuzi Cuisine (listed below) first opened they got a very favorable review in the Dallas Morning News. The review said that their food was very authentic but you had to specifically ask for it. When we went there most of the groups eating there had copies of the newspaper review with them lying on their tables. But most were still eating every day stuff like crab and cheese puffs and Sesame Chicken.
Cantonese (with a mixture of other regions), along the same line as “First Chinese BBQ" in Richardson (and in Plano) are:
369 BBQ (Plano, Legacy at Coit)
Plano Chinese BBQ (Alma at Parker)
Joy Luck BBQ (Plano, Coit at Park)
J.C. Chang (Plano, one on Legacy at 75, and one on Legacy and Coit) – Both have Dim Sum
For Sichuan “Sichuanese Cuisine” (Plano, Coit at Park) – big portions and reasonable prices
“Shanghai Restaurant” (Dallas on Preston just South of LBJ)
Yao Fuzi Cuisine (Plano between Ohio & Park) Higher end than the others
A Wok (Plano at Independence and Park) – Very good, new management
Ymeko Sushi and Grill (Plano, Legacy at 75) – Has Sushi and a Japanese name but the food is mostly Chinese and Taiwanese
There are also a number in Richardson at the older Asian strip shopping center, but I always get them confused.