Monday, April 22, 2013

Revisiting Wok Chow - Knoxville Tennessee

Laurie and I were out and about as usual…and I’d purchased a ‘Groupon’ coupon for Wok Chow in Knoxville.  We’d eaten at Wok Chow back in December when David II, our daughter-in-law Amy and our two grandsons, David III and Emmett Lee came down for Christmas…

Amy hadn’t been too happy with her meal but the rest of us were fairly well satisfied.  However, we all concurred that we didn’t think that the food was quite as good as the now defunct Wok Star which was in Lenoir City Tennessee.

As I previously noted, for 2012, the Knoxville News Sentinel reported that Wok Chow was voted as the Best Chinese and the Best Take Out Restaurant in Knoxville.  They were also voted in as the Favorite Vegetarian Restaurant and Favorite Lunch Spot. 

Given the popularity of Wok Chow…plus the fact that Laurie and I had both enjoyed our previous meals here…and that I had what was virtually a ‘get a meal free’ coupon, revisiting this restaurant was a no brainer!
At Wok Chow, customers order at the counter...and then the food is delivered to your table.  You do have to pick up your own silverware, napkins, drinks and fortune cookies...

I ordered the Spicy Chicken. ($7.75) This is advertised as Wok Chow’s most popular dish.  It consists of fire-seared chicken in a spicy sweet chili sauce with sugar snap peas, carrots and broccoli.  Of course I asked them to kick it up a notch on the ‘heat’ scale… I ordered the brown rice instead of the white, not just because it’s healthier but because I like its distinctive flavor.
This was just an excellent meal…spicy…plentiful…with lots of flavor!

For her entrée, Laurie ordered something new.  This is the Curry Panang. ($8.00) You can order it with beef or chicken.  She went with the beef in red curry sauce with celery, onions, spinach, mushrooms, chili, and red peppers. 
She loved this dish!  She likes celery in her Asian food…and with my picky food habits she rarely has chunks of onion or mushrooms at home.  The curry was just right too.  Laurie told me that given the opportunity, she’d order this again and again…
So, this visit to Wok Chow was a definite winner!  Wok Star is now only a distant memory that has been equaled or surpassed...
Wok Chow is located at 4612 Kingston Pike in Knoxville Tennessee.  Phone: 865-766-5457.  Their website is  The restaurant is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. 
Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…
Thanks for stopping by for a taste of Asia with us!
Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. Good Morning, I like sweet and sour chicken, but Laurie's sounds like something I would try. I have enjoyed your trip to New Zealand. It made me feel like I was right there with you all. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

  2. This look amazing dear and delicious!
    the kids love chinese food ever and ever LOL

  3. oh now I am wishing for Chinese!!!!

  4. Dear Dave, It is great that this meal was both delicious and the price was right! I am glad that Laurie enjoyed her meal. Blessings, Catherine