Diamond Chinese, the restaurant next to the post office in Diamond Springs, is one of my favorite places when I want a delicious, inexpensive lunch of freshly prepared Chinese food.
My friend Bruce Alden and I had some business in Placerville last Friday, so, on our way back, we stopped in for lunch. From its three items lunch combo ($5.75) I ordered cashew chicken, pork chow mein and, the little kid in me added sweet and sour pork. Bruce picked cheese wonton, Szechuan wings and pork fried rice.
Our very attentive server, who came by several times to make sure we had water and that everything was to our liking, first brought us egg flower soup, which was very nice. Then came our meals. Everything was hot, fresh and delicious, and the portions were generous. Bruce took half his rice home, I ate everything on my plate — again.
Diamond Chinese Restaurant has a huge menu with all kinds of dishes, family dinners, combination dinner plates and more, along with the lunch combos and over rice lunch dishes.
The restaurant is open daily from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call 530-622-8188 for more information.