AFTER reviewing Whitehaven's best-rated Chinese takeaway I wanted to see what else the town had to offer. 

I found myself scrolling through the web once more to find which Chinese takeaway I should review next. 

When exploring Trip Advisor I noticed that there was one takeaway that scored lower than the others. 

New Hong Kong had a score of two out of five on the website, and I decided I had to visit this place for my next review. 

Compared to Oriental Garden's top score on Trip Advisor I thought there was a lot to live up to, but I was incredibly impressed. 

I decided to go with the same ordering layout that I had done with my first review and order a starter and two mains. 

Whitehaven News: Stuffed crab clawsStuffed crab claws (Image: Newsquest)

The first item I tried was the starter of Stuffed Crab Claws. In my opinion, they were a great starter that I haven't seen offered in other Chinese takeaways. 

I was given a generous serving of five with a thick and tasty sweet 'n' sour dipping sauce. 

The crispy exterior of deep-fried breadcrumbs complemented the rich seafood on the inside. And the sharp sauce made for a wonderful accompaniment to the milder crab claws. 

Next on my agenda was the first main, and after some consideration, I opted for the King Prawns in Satay Sauce. 

Whitehaven News: King Prawns in Satay Sauce King Prawns in Satay Sauce (Image: Newsquest)

I haven't always been a lover of seafood but I've started to explore it more recently and this item was certainly a favourite of mine. 

The prawns were a good size and perfectly cooked, accompanied well by green peppers and thinly sliced carrots. 

I've eaten a lot of satay sauce over the years as it is one of my preferred orders when going to a Chinese restaurant, and this was some of the best I had. 

The spicy, nutty, flavours were similar to a satay dish I tried at an authentic oriental restaurant in Manhattan, New York. A compliment that I would not give out lightly. 

For me, the sauce was rather watery but the flavours and range of ingredients certainly made up for it. 

Whitehaven News: Salt and Pepper Pork Chow Mein Salt and Pepper Pork Chow Mein (Image: Newsquest)

Next, I decided to try the salt and pepper pork chow mein. This was probably my least favourite of the three dishes, but that's not to say that it wasn't impressive. 

The portion was very generous with lots of thick noodles, pork, vegetables, and spices. 

In my opinion, the meat was slightly dry, however, I've never had pork cooked in a salt-and-pepper style before so this might be the way it's meant to be served. 

I'll definitely be back to New Hong Kong and I think it is far more deserving of a higher rating.