Dragon Gate's kitchen is quite lively 

click to enlarge Tofu with garlic sauce at Dragon Gate. - GRIFFIN SWARTZELL
  • Griffin Swartzell
  • Tofu with garlic sauce at Dragon Gate.
Americanized Chinese food restaurants, much like fast-food burgers, diners and takeout spots, are a bit of a personal thing. Everyone’s got their go-to. And whatever differences may exist, the menus don’t vary much. So when my tofu with garlic sauce ($6.15/lunch combo) comes out, I’m pleased and a little surprised.

The irregular fried tofu strips are fine, and the mushroom strip-riddled sugar-soy wok sauce tastes like countless other plates I’ve eaten since childhood. But the zucchini and bell pepper prove a significant surprise. They’re only lightly cooked, fresh and still lively, a departure from many similar dishes where the veg gets cooked to oblivion. Don’t be fooled by the derelict blue building. Dragon Gate’s kitchen is alive and kicking.

Related Locations

Readers also liked…


Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-1 of 1

Add a comment

Latest in Dining Reviews

All content © Copyright 2017, The Colorado Springs Independent

Website powered by Foundation