Monday, April 25, 2016

Chinese Food in Madisonville Tennessee

We love good Chinese food so when we heard a few positive comments from our friends about a Chinese restaurant in nearby Madisonville Tennessee, we decided to give it a try…

This is La Fortune Cuisine.  It’s located in a strip mall just off the east side of US Hwy. 411.  A big Wal-Mart is located just north of this strip center.

The interior of La Fortune was a bit more upscale than we expected for a small town Chinese restaurant.  It is spacious and comfortable, providing a relaxing atmosphere…

We started out with hot tea, the usual crisps and a bowl of hot and sour soup.  The soup was decent…lots of mushrooms…but it wasn’t as spicy hot as we prefer and it could have been a bit warmer.

Then we ordered the Crab Rangoon as our appetizer. ($4.95) One of our friends who was their with a group, had cautioned us on this offering but we had already placed our order.  Our friend was right!  This was the strangest Crab Rangoon that we’ve ever had!  The wonton wrappers used to enclose the crab and cream cheese mixture were super thick and heavy…and they seemed to have sugar on them.?  Worse yet, if there was any crab in the filling, we must have missed it!  Not a winner…

Laurie chose the spicy Chicken in Szechuan Sauce for her dinner. ($8.95) It looked appetizing... The first problem was that despite the fact that she told our waitress that she wanted it extra spicy, there was absolutely no ‘heat’ in this dish.  Beyond that, the little bits of chicken seem ‘old’ or odd and didn’t taste right.  Needless to say, Laurie didn’t finish her meal…

I went with one of my standby choices for my entrĂ©e.  This was the Royal Chicken…white meat chicken battered and deep fried in a hot spicy sauce with broccoli. ($9.75) It was OK although it wasn’t spicy at all.  Once I procured some Chinese chili sauce, I was OK with my dinner.  It wasn’t my favorite version of this dish though, that’s for sure.

La Fortune Chinese Cuisine was a disappointment for us although the locals have supported it for a number of years.  The most positive comment I can offer is that you get a lot of food at a low cost.  

This restaurant is located near the Wal-Mart at 111 Kefauver Lane in Madisonville Tennessee.  Phone: 423-442-8899.  They are open Tuesdays through Sundays for lunch and dinner.  I couldn’t find a website for La Fortune Chinese Cuisine.  

Just click on any of the photos to enlarge them…

Thanks for stopping by to see what was for dinner!

Take Care, Big Daddy Dave


  1. It's a shame, but it's been our experience that if a restaurant is in a strip center with a grocery store or near a Walmart, it's unlikely that the food will be good. Also I find it's very difficult to find good Chinese food out any more, unless you are in a big city, otherwise it's usually a buffet, inexpensive, with large servings of tasteless food.

    1. I forgot to add that we've pretty much given up on finding good Chinese food out any more. So when we're hungry for Chinese, we get out our wok and make our own at home.

  2. Sometimes happens and not only with chinese food David, many times I dont eat chinese. I love wonton :)
    Sorry Laurie food wasnt good David :(

  3. Remember - this is Madisonville we're talking about :-)

  4. Looks good! We had dinner at a great Chinese Restaurant Saturday night. The food was delicious, but the prices at yours are much better - you know what the Chicago area prices!

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