I unfortunately didn’t have my camera with me when Andrea and I went to Xiao for my birthday lunch. The interior was beautiful, with poles etched with Chinese symbols (complete with translations) and a giant Buddha. It was woody and airy and red, and they carried Apothic Red, a nice blend wine, though I stuck with Coke, being a work day. And, near the back entrance, they had Chinese objects arranged in a museum-like setting. I felt educated and, after eating, full.
I decided on the General Tso’s chicken, which was excellent. The sauce was spicy and light, not too heavy like so many Chinese restaurants serve. The portions were generous – had I not had meal plans for the next few days, I would have had enough for two lunches. But, poor me, I had to power through the whole meal. The chicken was served with rice and three broccoli stalks. Yes, exactly three.
And they had cool bowls. Big, white – they would make excellent helmets. But as for their primary use, there was no stray rice strewn about the table after I was done eating, and that is muy bueno.
Xiao is very easy to miss, as that stretch of Saginaw isn’t known for quality restaurants. In fact, I almost chose another location for my birthday lunch, but I’m glad I noticed it on my way home the night before. So don’t leave Xiao off your restaurant radar.