Booze, Fish & Coffee has published a review of Empire Chinese Kitchen.
Once the site of Portland’s “first deluxe Chinese restaurant” (also named Empire, 1916-1953), this new spot mixes dim sum with a few familiar favorites. Best items on the menu: pastrami egg roll, green beans, spinach dumplings. 575 Congress St. in Portland.
They also delve into the history of Chinese restaurants in Portland and a quick overview of the different types of Chinese cuisine. They also make an impassioned plea for restaurants to invest more time on keeping their staff well informed about the menu items they’re serving.