The Chinese New Year was yesterday, and we here at the Seamless office celebrated the only way we knew how… with food! We are not all familiar with the true traditions of celebrating the Lunar New Year and the Chinese culture that goes along with it, but we do know Chinese food. Chinese is one of the most popular delivery and takeout foods in America and we have over 650 Chinese restaurants on Seamless. That’s a lot!
When it came down to deciding which of the 47 Chinese restaurants that deliver to Seamless HQ at lunch time, it was a no-brainer. We ordered from Sea King Sushi (Umi No Aji). While this restaurant may have “sushi” in their name, they serve more than just Japanese cuisine. Their selection of Chinese food is great and is all very tasty. This restaurant has been a favorite of the Seamless office for a while, and we are so excited to feature their menu and dishes today. So here goes.
As a part of the celebration, Elliott and myself ordered quite a feast. We wanted to show you all the good stuff and make sure there were a lot of options to choose from. I decided to order a Wonton Noodle Soup with Ho Fun Noodles and a Veggie Lo-Mein lunch special, which came with my choice of an Egg Roll. This order may seem excessive, but it was all for the job! Elliott also went above and beyond with his order and got the Boneless Spareribs, White Rice, and Pancakes (he likes to make a “Chinese Burrito”, more on that later). To accompany this, he also ordered Pork Fried Rice with special instructions of no veggies.
With such an expansive and complicated order, Sea King really followed through. Here are Elliott’s thoughts:
Being the gluttonous slob that I am, I decided to go for the rare but tasty, carbs wrapped in carbs Chinese lunch. I like to order fried rice and boneless bbq spareribs, which I then stuff inside a pancake wrapper with more white rice. Surprisingly, no restaurant has thought of this creation yet, so I’m forced to still order a la cart and make it myself.
The food itself was amazing. Sea King comes off as a just another Chinese takeout joint, but they clearly put care into everything they do. The fried rice wasn’t too greasy and they didn’t skimp on the pork and egg. The standout however was the boneless spare ribs. They were a little on the sweeter side, which I typically don’t like. But they had a nice charred flavor to counter the sweetness, and more importantly, where good quality meat instead of lots of uncooked fat. It was really the perfect filling to my pork on pork burrito. I’ll throw another +1 at Sea King for following all my crazy special instructions to the T. Everything you want in Chinese delivery and more.
My own meal of soup and lo-mein was truly great. I ate a little bit of each and had plenty for leftovers later in the day. The broth could have been a tad more salty, but I like salt. I thought the wontons were really delicious, with nice bits of shrimp in them and full of flavor. The Lo-Mein was a typical American-style Chinese Lo-Mein dish. It had plenty of flavor in it and I thought it was a solid choice. The lo-mein came with an egg roll, which had meat in it. When we ordered those together, the restaurant actually called and asked if that was okay! They were concerned for a possible vegetarian! That’s some real attention-to-detail and consideration from a restaurant.
Overall we were both highly impressed with the service from Umi No Aji, and the food as well was quite delicious. This is a solid restaurant and definitely a great go-to Chinese spot!
Check out the Sea King (Umi No Aji) menu and feel free to give us recommendations for future orders in the comments.