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Peter's Kitchen China Bistro

3922 E Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803
(407) 895-8174
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In late December, Peter’s Kitchen China Bistro opened almost overnight in a location that has seen many tenants over its lifetime that have fared very poorly. 

So far, Peter’s is generating quite a buzz in the local community, and it looks like maybe this time Peter and his staff can overcome the doom this location has had.

Living in Orlando since 2001, I clearly remember this location that started life out as a Fazoli's Italian, California Burrito Company, Casa Barcelona, and the most recent Peruvian Gaviota Brasas that seemed to open and close within the same week.

Peter’s Kitchen serves authentic Hong Kong style cuisine such as dim sum, Chinese barbecue and live seafood and a variety of noodle and rice dishes synonymous with Cantonese cuisine.

Hong Kong cuisine is mainly influenced by Cantonese cuisine, British Cuisine and other Western Cuisines. From the roadside stalls to the most upscale restaurants, Hong Kong provides an unlimited variety of food in every class. Complex combinations and international expertise have given Hong Kong the reputable labels of "Gourmet Paradise" and "World's Fair of Food".

While there is certainly no shortage of Chinese food in Central Florida, from your average takeout spot, to various restaurants, Peter’s does have a focused menu dedicated to a more authentic Cantonese style. Peter, by the way, use to own the Colonial Drive Tasty Wok.

They serve every type of meat you could imagine here…Pork, Beef, Chicken, Duck, and even Lobster and a great variety of fish entrees as well. 

Peter’s has your traditional food one expects to find at a Chinese take out like Kung Pao Chicken, Mongolian Beef, Sweet and Sour Chicken and the like, but they have items like Butter Lobster, Crispy Pork Intestines, Roast Duck on rice, Japanese Style Octopus and also do a complete dim sum service.

This place has created a lot of buzz, so we had to go and check them out. Coincidentally, It’s right up the street from where I live, so we have been twice so far, and each time have been pretty impressed with the quality of the food and the service. 

We started off with these deliciously crispy Vegetable Egg Rolls.

Our next appetizer was the Pan Fried Dumpling. Most dumplings are bite size, but these were two bite dumplings. The flavor was different than what I’m accustomed to, but they were very savory and delicious nonetheless. 

The House Special Fried Rice was really good. Perhaps some of the best fried rice I have had. This can be ordered and shared at your table, as most dishes at Peter’s can. 

Beef Chow Fun is a dish I highly recommend at Peter’s. This is traditional Cantonese as it gets, made from stir frying beef with hor fun and bean sprouts. Hor fun noodles are very thin and delicate made from a wide flat rice noodle. The dish has to be stir fried at a high temperature and the beef has to be marinated very well and cooked with a char on it. Peter’s Kitchen knocked this one out of the park.

They also serve a Beef Chow Fun “With Sauce” here also. It's the same as the above dish, but it is literally resting in a pool of that famous Chinese brown gravy sauce, or stir fry sauce. I liked both the same, but if you are a fan of stir fry sauce, this is a good addition to the Beef Chow Fun.

The Honey Garlic Chicken was very tasty. This is lightly battered chicken served up in a not too sweet sauce with just the right amount of garlic.

Szechuan Beef was really good also, but I thought it could use a bit more spice. This had plenty of beef and mixed vegetables in that classic brown gravy stir fry sauce, but when I think of Szechuan, I think of heat on my food, and this dish lacked any real heat.

The Orange Chicken kind of became famous overnight at Peter’s, and it’s easy to see why once you taste it. This has a nice and crispy batter with the perfect amount of flavor and sweetness with a touch of that citrusy orange zing. As I said with the fried rice at Peter’s, most dishes, including this orange chicken are served family style with enough to share. You can totally go here and order five or six plates and everyone can sample items to get a feel for what they like.

Mongolian Beef is a staple food item at just about any Chinese takeout or restaurant you may visit, but what sets the food at Peter’s apart from the basic, is quality and flavor. The beef was very tender and filled with flavor served with green onions in a great Hoisin sauce with chili peppers.

We really like Peter’s Kitchen and hope it does well. It's right up the street from my house, and it has already become our go-to spot for Chinese food. Perhaps on another visit we’ll try some more daring menu items like the Pan Fried Oysters or the Peking Duck or the Cantonese Style Grey Sole.

Peter’s Kitchen is open daily from 11:00 am until 9:30 pm. They serve Dim Sum everyday until 3:00 pm, and they also deliver. Currently they are awaiting the license to serve beer and wine.

Lunch Specials are available Monday to Friday from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm.

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