Of all the Asian cuisines, Chinese food might be among my least favorites. It tends to be very rich and saucy and so westernized that you wouldn’t know the real thing unless you had been to China. The watered down version of Chinese food that we get here is definitely more appetizing. An American traveler perusing the streets of Hong Kong looking for a place with a good General Tsao’s Chicken are going to be hard pressed to find anything that doesn’t looking disgusting to them. The closest thing I found in Hong Kong to wonton soup was a meaty and bony, fish-broth soup that was really amazing, but was not wonton soup. The harsh critics of a traditional American family would be horribly disappointed.
There are a few places in Brooklyn though that: a.) do pretty good westernized Chinese food and b.) have some great healthy options (including vegetarian options) and c.) also deliver to us. Hunan Delight happens to be my family’s favorite Chinese spot. It is mine too. I love wonton soup (especially when I am sick, like I am this week), and this place does it quite well.