China Garden

I’ve said so before, finding decent Chinese food here in Geneva is something of a challenge. Especially if you’re looking for reasonably-priced Chinese food. The restaurant at La Réserve is great and all, but we’re basically talking upwards of CHF 100 a head and frankly I don’t know if it’s quite that good!

While I love Plainpalais’ Baguette d’Or and often go back, my definite go-to in Geneva is China Garden. I’ve been going for years, and their food has always been consistently good. They also offer a lunch buffet every weekday if that’s your kind of thing.

Hot and sour soup is easily one of my favorite things on a Chinese menu – the perfect starter on a cold, rainy Geneva day. Whenever I go to China Garden, I’m sure to order some of this stuff.

China Garden - hot and sour soup

Dumplings are another favorite of mine. These were shrimp dumplings, and we also regularly order them as a starter to share among us.

China Garden - dumplings

Who doesn’t like a good, crispy spring roll? This was my go-to starter before I switched over to hot and sour soup, but they’re definitely a great way to start a meal at China Garden.

China Garden - spring roll

When it comes to sides, I often have shrimp fried rice. In Geneva, China Garden’s is definitely my favorite fried rice.

China Garden - fried rice

Chinese food is so rich and so diverse that it’s difficult to decide which dishes are especially good just because it would be a ridiculously long list! However, Kung Pao Shrimp has got to be one of the best things in any cuisine if you ask me! A stir-fry made with peanuts and vegetables, the sweet spiciness of this dish just makes it a unique treat for the taste buds. I have had this dish rather often over the years at China Garden, and I somehow keep going back for more!

China Garden - kung po shrimp

So yeah, China Garden is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Geneva. I’ve been going for well over a decade and a half, and I can only hope it will never change.

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