A new Chinese restaurant has replaced what was Ray's Pastries.
China King, which is a Chinese and Thai take-out restaurant, is open seven days a week: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m.
While it is primarily a take-out restaurant, there are a half-dozen or so tables along the right side of their hallway.
China King features typical American-Chinese fare: chow mein, lo mein, sweet and sour, egg foo young, moo shu, chop suey, pork, chicken, beef seafood, chef's specialties -- but also Thai cuisine, like pad thai, panang-style curry, thai basil beef, and mango shrimp.
I was there for lunch (Mon-Sat. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and ordered General Tso's for a benchmark. If you can't make the most-ordered, generic dish, how will the other stuff be? It came with pork fried rice, a can of soda and soup. Or you can substitute the soup for an eggroll, which I did. I also got an order of the crab cheese wontons. Because of course. Total was about $12
Ordering was super quick, and after maybe 10 minutes, I picked up my bag and headed home.
So, it's average. It's your general, stringy General Tso's. Not bad, not great. Just there.
Same thing goes for the wontons. Not super creamy. Clumps of cheese in a fried dough. Average.
And the eggroll - maybe even a little under average. Pretty small. Fine.
There are better options for Chinese take-out. Like maybe Lavender Cafe. Or Chinese food in town that you could get to go - like Asian Bistro or WV Panda.
But if you're on that side of town, I can see the appeal of a to-go place.