Wendy Porter's 5 Best Egg Rolls in Metro Phoenix

Categories: Personal Best

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The countdown to Best of Phoenix is on. Mark your calendar: This year's issue will be on newsstands September 26. What better way to warm up than by asking some local "experts" to list their own personal bests? This week Petite Maison co-owner Wendy Porter shares where she gets her egg roll fix in Phoenix.

By Wendy Porter

There's pretty much no time of day I won't eat an egg roll -- I literally will order an extra half-dozen for a (un)heart healthy breakfast the next day after crushing a half-dozen at dinner. The crispy hand-held pockets of love come in all shapes, sizes, and ingredients. And, as a Jewish girl who grew up on the East Coast, I fancy myself an expert of sorts. Here's my list of five fave spots (in no particular order -- that would be like choosing your favorite child!) to grab a handful of fried happiness . . .

See also:
- Sharon Salomon's 5 Best Spots for Fried Chicken in Metro Phoenix
- Miu's Cuisine: Sichuan Food That's Anything but Familiar
- 10 Favorite Chinese Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Wahsun's egg rolls.
Wahsun Chinese
The egg rolls at Wahsun are obviously hand-rolled, slightly misshapen, and can be really messy. Each is filled with top-notch ingredients like whole tender of white meat chicken, a jumbo shrimp, and sautéed vegetables. I'm pretty sure they give you an order for free when you get take-out, but I bet you'll have eaten any freebies before you get home. Served 4 for $5.95, I recommend at least two orders at a time, more if you're sharing.

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Egg rolls at Jade Palace.
Jade Palace
Classic New York-style egg rolls filled with pork, vegetables, and perfectly fried every time. These delicious treats look like they came out of a machine they are so uniform, but don't be fooled -- I know for a fact they roll them there. For the meek, you may need a knife and fork to finish one, but they come two to an order and no one cares if you use your hands, just keep a napkin in your lap.

Location Info

Venue

Map

Wahsun

8056 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Jade Palace

9160 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La's Thai Cuisine

1495 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Jack in the Box

942 E. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Petite Maison

7216 E. Shoeman Lane, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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2 comments
chrislee
chrislee

Ha! Love this. No idea Wendy was an eggroll fan!

Hr Hamada
Hr Hamada

all Chinese style. no Vietnamese or Filipino, or etc. style....And to compare Jack in the Box to any freshly made roll?????

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