Egg Rolls From Wahsun

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31: Egg Rolls from Wahsun

Okay, we'll admit it: Wahsun, the no-frills, quirky Chinese restaurant and not-to-secret Chinese secret of fellow food lovers, EaterAZ and Wendy Porter, PR gal and wife of Petite Maison's James Porter, is a bit of an obsession with us.

Along with its crazy hours, cash only payment, and décor be damned atmosphere, we crave Wahsun's platefuls of rustic authenticity -- especially when it comes to the eggrolls -- a must-have every time.

Forget the thin-wrapped, cabbage-stuffed tubes you may have had almost everywhere else. At Wahsun, these bulky bullies are meals in and unto themselves, muscling for space on the plate and accompanied by a tasty, but not essential, citrus-y sauce made from fresh-squeezed oranges and lemons mixed with cornstarch.

A forceful press of the fork on one of the thick, bumpy, fried skins releases a steaming, flavor-filled creation chock-full of shrimp, chicken, cabbage, mushrooms, and bamboo shoots. The taste is a wonderful mixture of these ingredients with a crunch courtesy of the fried shell.

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Wahsun

8056 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

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3 comments
Brandon McGill
Brandon McGill

Washun is probably my favorite Chinese Diner on the west side of the valley.  Great memories of this place.

Nickelsalsa
Nickelsalsa

those eggrolls are amazing! the first time dinner friend and I were here, we were so stuffed from just having 1.5 each that we took our whole entrees home. Just wish their hours weren't so elusive, but hey guess that makes them even more special

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