Jack was the last in our family to celebrate their birthday on the island, but it was a big one! Here, he is considered an adult. He can now drive and drink (hopefully not together). We asked what he wanted to do – go to a bar? A nightclub? Beach day? He chose Chinese food.
Since moving to the island, we haven’t found spectacular Chinese food. However, I asked around and was told to try Eastern Dynasty. It is on Franklin D. Rooseveltweg, tucked in the middle of a busy street. We went early, mostly because of COVID shutdowns and limitations, so I didn’t want to be without a table. We were the only ones there. I know it filled up quickly after we left, but people just eat so much later than we’re used to. The menu is extensive – about 6 pages long. The boys were able to find the food they wanted, but there was a lot that shocked them. The food is definitely more traditional, not “American Chinese”.
The boys are used to going to Chinese buffets in the States, but that’s not really a thing here. So, I introduced them to “family style” dining. We ordered a bunch of different dishes and shared. They really enjoyed it and it was close enough to a buffet for them. Their favorite dishes were the dumplings (chicken and pork) and the sweet and sour chicken. I loved the sautéed vegetables I ordered.
All in all, the birthday boy enjoyed himself and we will be back.