Thrifty Thursday: Find favorite Chinese foods at New Empire Restaurant

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    Delicate crab- and cheese-filled rangoon from New Empire Restaurant.

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  • New Empire Restaurant, offering classic Chinese dishes, has been serving the Toledo area for more than two decades. You’ll find an array of appetizers and other dishes for light meals or snacks that fall well within our Thrifty Thursday budget of $5 per person.

    Fresh, crispy egg rolls, both standard and vegetable, are $1.45, while shrimp spring rolls are $1.70 apiece. Six delicate, cheesy crab rangoon for nibbling cost $4.25.

    Classic Chinese favorites can be found for frugal prices at New Empire Restaurant.

    A dish filled with Szechuan dumplings – which are significantly spicy with a generous dollop of red chili flakes – costs $4.50. Or start with a plate of cold noodles with sesame sauce for only $3.95.

    Of course, there are soups: wonton, egg drop, chicken with rice or noodles, and hot and sour cost only $1.75 for a small bowl, so they’re easily mixed and matched with other options. A heartier serving of each costs $4.75, or get the vegetable bean curd soup for two at the same price.

    At New Empire, fortune will shine upon you with lots of frugal finds.

    New Empire Restaurant, 6540 Centers Dr., Holland, 419-868-6565,

    Contact Mary Bilyeu at 419-724-6155 or, and follow her at