2222 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-8881

Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. Beijing crispy chicken is served with sweet brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111

Empress lo mein combines sauteed roast pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, snow peas and bean sprouts with Chinese egg noodles in a light sauce. Kung bo beef ding features beef, cauliflower, baby corn, peppers and cashews in spicy brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ORCHID 702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; 

Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed in brown sauce with onions and red and green peppers and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295

The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. If you're craving heat, order the spicy Mongolian beef or shrimp in hot garlic sauce. Dumplings are pan-fried and crisped with egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 


3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935;

Five Happiness prepares dishes from many Chinese regional cuisines. Crispy beef with black pepper and onions is served with rice. Almond-crusted chicken is served with a lemon sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8216 The Four Happiness combines roast pork, chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetables. Fong's Triple Treat features roast pork, shrimp, snow peas, water chestnuts and vegetables over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $


1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 899-8005;

Chicken with garlic sauce combines sauteed white meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280;

Mu-shu pork includes chopped pork, cabbage, mixed vegetables and soft pancakes. A whole Peking duck is accompanied by steamed buns and tofu soup. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-7071

Catfish fillets are coated in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs and topped with crawfish and spicy black bean-garlic sauce. The Long Fong Steak comes with seared or fried chicken over a bed of Chinese vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$


600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789;

The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Honey-glazed pecan shrimp features Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $