Is it possible to get decent Chinese food in a small country town in Indiana? I would have thought no but then I stopped off at Hong Dragon in Versailles, IN. This is not fancy Chinese food but the food is great and so are the prices. After a day of hiking or boating at near by Versailles State Park this is one of the best option for affordable food in the area. Be forewarned the lady who often works the counter speaks little English. Tell her what you want and do not make too much chit-chat. If you are looking for something really hot order the General Tso’s and tell her extra, extra spicy. She will ask if you are sure. Say yes and pay extra if it’s asked but it normally is not. If you do not like your food spicy try their vegetable Lo-mein. It is inexpensive and a real treat. I also liked their Sesame Chicken, Fried rice, Crab Rangoons, Egg Rolls, and their other Lo-mein varieties. They make everything fresh. It takes about 20 minutes on most nights to get your food. You can call ahead but I found it more interesting to stay and enjoy the family dynamic of the place.
On a side note: This place is easy to miss when heading down South Adams toward Madison. They are by a Dairy Queen. If you pass all the stores & businesses and hit houses and countryside you have gone too far. Turn back and try again. Their parking lot is plagued by this huge pot hole. Drive slowly!
Location: 1014 S Adams St, Versailles, IN
Phone: (812) 689-3088
Cost: Less than $10 a person