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China Garden is a local go-to spot for Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine

Kim Fuller
EAT magazine
Volcano shrimp, lightly breaded to order in a spicy homemade sauce. Served with broccoli and steamed rice. Top left: Sesame chicken. Bottom right: Yaki-soba.
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If you go ... What: china garden. Where: 100 W Beaver Creek Blvd | Avon Center Cost: Appetizers and Soups: $4-$14; Noodles and Entrees: $11- $20 Signature dish: Authentic Chinese fried rice More information: Call 970.949.4986. Delivering to West Vail, EagleVail, Avon, Beaver Creek, Arrowhead and Edwards, 5 to 9:30 p.m.

It was December of 1988 when Sharon Mou, known as Mama Mou, opened her first restaurant in The Lodge at Avon Center. China Garden became a local go-to spot for Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. After venturing into other businesses and leasing out the space, Sharon is now back at the helm of the restaurant. Many locals have come back and word of mouth is strong.

Choose from traditional Chinese favorites like crab rangoon, dumplings, fried rice variations and hot and sour soup. Add Volcano Shrimp, Yaki-soba noodles or Pad Thai to your order, or enjoy red or green curry or keep it simple with sesame chicken.

All the food at China Garden is prepped and cooked by Chinese chefs with years of experience.