Readers frequently ask me about my favorite Chinese restaurant.
My answer is a neighborhood, not a specific restaurant.
Along a one-mile stretch of South Tacoma Way, in a Lakewood neighborhood known for Korean dining, three restaurants comprise what I call the Chinese Restaurant Vortex of South Sound.
One is an old-time find, a Chinese-American restaurant reminiscent of the chop suey houses of yesteryear. A second is a stylish, modern Chinese venture featuring some of the best Szechuan dishes youll encounter around here. The third is an unproven hybrid that offers something new for diners: a handsome Chinese-Korean bistro.