Ho Ho Chinese BBQ

That, seriously, is the name of the Chinese restaurant we’ve had the chance to try out twice in November.  As far as Chinese restaurants are concerned, we already have our biases.  But we’d like to think that we waltzed into this new restaurant with an open mind (and growling tummies!).

Upon entering the restaurant, diners are greeted by 6 (if I remember it correctly) huge aquaria containing live lobsters, shrimps, etc.  A king crab has one aquarium all to itself…

How’s that for fresh catch of the day?!  The king crab costs $35/lb.  And I don’t think one can order only $10 worth of live king crab.  Hee hee.  Anyway, the sight of all those aquaria brought me back home where it’s fairly common to have fresh seafood in Chinese restaurants.

The first time we had dinner at Ho Ho, we ordered our usual Chinese BBQ favorites, a combination platter of Barbecue Pork and Roasted Duck and Seafood Panfried Noodles.

I have to say, Ho Ho Chinese BBQ is a real contender in the Chinese barbecue race. ;)  I appreciate that the food is served in big platters.  One restaurant we go to crams the barbecue pork and roasted duck  in one small oval platter.

I love crispy noodles and Ho Ho does a very good job with theirs.  I just wish the portion were a little more generous.  It’s a good size, yes, but if Ho Ho were to go head to head with one of our favorite Chinese BBQ restaurants located on North Lamar, they have to put more noodles on that big platter.

On our second visit to Ho Ho, which was exactly a week after the first one, we tried the Marinated Chicken and Scallops with Chinese vegetables.

I can’t complain about the chicken.  I can’t get enough of it’s marinated goodness.  Then again, I love poultry.

And how can we not love the scallops and vegetables?!  My daughter enjoyed a bigger share of the scallops than hubby and I did.  We’re raising a foodie.  She knows which ingredient to go for in a dish.  Hee hee.

We enjoyed our dinners at Ho Ho.  It’s nice to have another Chinese restaurant, one that serves good food,  to add to our list. This is very good news for Austin residents living in the area close to the corner of  I-35 and Parmer Lane.  We will definitely be back.  There’s still so much on the menu that we have to try.  We just have to pace ourselves a little. I don’t want to have to overly indulge and end up thinking about natural fat burners for women over the holidays.

Cheers, y’all!

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