2024 E. Avenida De Los Arboles, Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Our favorite Chinese restaurant closed, so we are on the search for the best Chinese cuisine in the Conejo Valley and surrounding areas! Someone has to do it, and we are pleased to take on the quest. Hence, your four intrepid noshers headed out on a Friday night to check out Chang 101 in Thousand Oaks. It was 8pm and we were hungry. We entered the nearly empty restaurant and were shown to a large, round table. Our order was Wor Won Ton Soup, Shrimp with Lobster Sauce, Sizzling Beef and Scallops, Orange Chicken, and Mu Shu Pork.
First to arrive were the crispy won tons. These were a welcome sight, and delicious. We happily rated them a “10.” The service was excellent, and the Wor Won Ton Soup arrived promptly, full of beautiful, fresh veggies with large bok choy, and delightful meats in a lovely broth. Delicious!
The Sizzling Beef with Scallops arrived next, and it was truly sizzling. Very good. The Shrimp with Lobster Sauce was quite good, although the veggies appeared to have been previously frozen. Mu Shu Pork appeared, already rolled. We should have specified that it was to be an appetizer, but it was tasty. We could have used a little more sauce, but still good. Our only real disappointment was the Orange Chicken, which seemed to be processed chicken, and the crispy coating was not what we’d hoped for. Fortune cookies arrived at the end. We enjoyed the meal, and the prices were moderate, about $20/person, including tip. Chang 101 is a good neighborhood hang and overall the rating was a B-.