Monday, February 18, 2013

Crab Rangoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, I blame this addiction on Antwanyce Richardson - aka RichAnt, an AMAZING artist and hair styling magician! and!/HairByRichAnt?fref=ts.

During my hair appointment a few weeks ago, she'd sent her daughter to a Chinese takeout to get her something called Crab Rangoon, though it might be spelled Krab Rangoon, I don't know. I never even saw or smelled or tasted it at the time the words came out of her mouth, or at all that night, but the words stuck in my head: Crab Rangoon.

So, when my husband and I went to check out a new Asian spot called East Moon Asian Bistro on Valentine's Day, and saw the rangoon on the menu, I knew I had to try it. He wasn't as excited about trying it as I was because he'd had it before at other places and said it wasn't good. At this point I still didn't know what the heck it was until it was described to me as cream cheese and crab stuffed into a fried wonton...sounded very me...

And it WAS very, VERY mmmmmmm to me! One thing I will say is I could tell that this was something that could easily go very, very wrong at your rinky dink Chinese restaurant. But, of the three times I've had it since Valentine's day, it's been good. I will say that the next two times weren't as magical as the very first time, but it was still, very, very good!

Here's a picture:

To top it off, the food at East Moon is also delicious. We were not loving a lot of the "roll" offerings on their appetizer menu, but the vegetable spring rolls are in fact yummy, and you get one free with fried rice with your lunch entree.

I woke up today craving their basil chicken, which, though ever so slightly on the salty side, was super tasty. I am sensitive to salt so it may not be salty to normal people:). I didn't have any entrees the first night we were there; we'd ordered four appetizers and then a huge sushi boat, which was AMAZING!! OH-SO fresh and ugh, I want it now! The second time I went, just with my youngest son, I had the basil chicken. And yesterday, when I went with my hubby and three kids, I had the Mongolian beef and asked that it be made extra spicy. It wasn't extra spicy but it WAS delicious!

And I love their fried rice! I don't know if it's going to be a short-term thing since we've just had Valentine's day, but they shape the serving of rice into a heart and it's so freakin' adorable!

Here's the basil chicken:

And here's the Mongolian Beef:

On Valentine's day, the place was super-packed and we had to wait at least 30 minutes for a table. People were coming in and out of there just for takeout and all of the tables were packed. The next two visits during the lunch hour were great as there was NO wait and we were served quickly. They are kind of unnoticeable if you're driving on the street their on, but in Glen Burnie, they're right next to a Dominos pizza and the CVS is very close to it as well.

If you ever want to visit, the address is: 7400 Governor Ritchie Hwy, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

I like their food WAY better than PF Chang's and quite frankly, any other Chinese restaurant I've ever been to...see, right now, my stomach is burning with hunger and I am having trouble deciding what to eat because everything is not East!!!!!

But their prices ARE so reasonable....hmm....

Until next time,

XOXOXO - Jessika


  1. Sounds yummy and it must be if you're a repeat customer, I've actually had crab rangoon before, it was pretty good and that's not from an upscale restaurant. So yay! I'm glad you liked it, I am a big fan of veggie spring rolls and the rice in a heart shape adorable. I do have a favorite for rice though, its from this thai place, the thai fried rice is amazing, it has cilantro, egg, meat of your choosing, cucumbers and tomatoes, pretty dern amazing! Sounds like you are having a hard time resisting, guess we'll have to go there when we get together next! Happy belated Valentine's Day!

    1. This place is super yummy! I can't wait to take you there! XOXOXO

  2. I've awarded you with the Leibster Award! I hope you'll be able to participate: