We want you to star in our bar
By Stu Watson

Share your love of fine beers and well-prepared cocktails with people who love the same. Grace Su's China Gorge is looking for someone to bring great customer service and a broad knowledge of beverage options to our dining rooms.

Whether you think of yourself as a bartender or mixologist, what matters to us is that you have experience, solid references and a passion for helping our diners select and enjoy their preferred beverages.

After almost 40 years in business, we have a devoted clientele and an experienced staff, all dedicated to the best in food and beverage service.

Join the fun. We have a great stage (the Tiger Lounge) for someone with a passionate love of crafting delicious liquid ref...

Celebrate the eclipse ... with the Solar Eclipse
By Stu Watson


The Solar Eclipse brings tequila, citrus and coffee flavors to your celebration.

If you want to celebrate the solar eclipse while you're dining with us, just ask us to whip you up a Solar Eclipse.

That's right (you had to figure this would happen), the folks behind Patron Tequila have concocted a cocktail for the big event.

But the best thing about a cocktail designed for the Solar Eclipse is that you 1) don't have to wait for the real eclipse to order one, and 2) if you have one of these in your hand around, oh, 10 in the morning on Aug. 21, you'll swear that it made the sun disappear, however briefly.

Here's how to make your own: Get a highball glass, or a large rocks glass. Fill with crushed...

Be bold -- and observe the eclipse with us
By Stu Watson


Screen grab courtesy of NASA Solar Eclipse web site

Heads up, China Gorge fans ... even though we're closed on Aug. 21, we're still holding a partial total solar eclipse party.

In our parking lot.

That's right, you don't have to join the throngs in Madras or wherever. Just stay home, and come here (if you really feel the need to leave your house) and watch what we Gorge residents will see.

Not a total eclipse, technically speaking (according to the NASA Solar Eclipse web site), but a totally PARTIAL eclipse, which is cool, too, especially since you won't get stuck in a traffic jam afterwards for hours and ho...

Give us your opinion
By Stu Watson

Would you support home delivery?

Yes @ $1

Yes @ $3

Yes @ $5

Yes @ $10

Yes @ $1 to $10, scaled by distance from China Gorge

No. We prefer take-out.


Please Specify:


Like China Gorge menu, kiters help fight cancer
By Stu Watson

When we prepare a meal for you, we want you to enjoy the complex blend of flavors -- and also to know that it is nutritious.

Because many of our dishes incorporate vegetables -- some are even composed entirely of veggies -- it would not be a stretch to say that our menu can help you prevent cancer.

We point that out as we – and our friends in the kiteboarding community – prepare for a major benefit event to help young people in their battles against cancer. The 11th annual Kiteboard 4 Cancer event runs July 14-16 at the Hood River Event Site.

The American Institute of Cancer Research provides details on foods that have been proven to help prevent cancer. If you read through the list...

Some People will watch Really Big Game at Home, and some will have much more fun with us
By Emil Asinjo

You may have heard about a football game coming up this Sunday, in a really large stadium shaped like a really very huge glass goblet used for serving punch, but with thousands of seats instead of juice and chunks of fruit floating in it.
We can’t say its name, even though it would be really super if we could, because we’d have to pay a bunch of money to mention the game and how we, right around the same time that it is going on (starting at 3:30 p.m.), would love to invite you, our esteemed readers, to the Tiger Lounge, at Grace Su’s China Gorge, so you can enjoy yourself with cold beverages from our bar, and fine Chinese cuisine from our kitchen, while the five large-scree...

Join us for authentic Chinese New Year food on Saturday, Jan. 28
By Emil Asinjo

In the Chinese zodiac, the year 2017 makes this the year of the rooster. If you were born in the year of 2017 ,2005, 1993, 1981, 1969, etc it is your year, and you get to celebrate on Saturday, Jan. 28.
The Chinese zodiac characters are also associated with one of five elements (gold, water, wood, fire and earth). So, this year is the first in 60 years (since 1957) that the rooster has been associated with the “fire” element.
People born in such years are said to be trustworthy, attentive to the clock and punctuality at work.
Some of the most famous “roosters” include Bob Marley (born 6 February 1945), a Wood Rooster; Jennifer Aniston (born February 11, 1969), an Earth R...

Looking for Gen. Tso in the Kitchen? Nope. it's just a name for tasty chicken
By Emil Asinjo

At the China Gorge, according to Grace Su, the three most popular dishes are Hot & Sour Soup, Dry Style Green Beans, and Gen. Tso’s Chicken.“They’re neck and neck,” Grace says, smiling at the thought of three dishes from her menu, racing like horses to the finish line.A few months back, we saw a great little documentary film that left us with a few earth-shaking facts.
There was a General Tso. He was a military man, not a cook.
Gen. Tso never made a flavorful dish called Gen. Tso’s Chicken.
In fact, nobody in China has heard of the dish. Why? Because it was invented in New York City, after which it spread to every corner of the United States.

The Search for General...

Why China Gorge uses rice bran oil. and why it's better for you
By Emil Asinjo

Chinese cooking involves a lot of stir-frying. At Grace Su’s China Gorge, we do our frying with rice bran oil – because it makes for better frying, and because it’s more nutritious.
From a practical standpoint, it has a high smoke point. In other words, it can be heated to above 450 degrees during stir-frying before it begins to burn and smoke. That quality allows higher frying temperatures, which are critical to sealing in moisture and flavor, while maintaining crisp (that is, not soggy) ingredients.
“I can tell the difference in how food comes out,” says Grace Su. “It’s not greasy. You don’t have any after-taste.”
On top of that, it’...