ZOM HEE TRADITIONAL CHINESE  🥰

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ZOM HEE Is Not A Buffet, It Is A Traditional Chinese Style,  Cooked To Order Restaurant, In A 1000 Degree Authentic Wok —  It’s A Sit-Down and Take-Out Restaurant —  And I Have Eaten There For Close To Thirty Five Years - The Owner-Manager's Name Is Kenny —  And Tell Him Al Sent You — His Large Following Kept Him Open During The Pandemic Because He Does A Fabulous Take-Out Business  —  Many of My Favorite Places Survived the Shutdowns and Sit-Downs — When They Had an Established Take Out Following --

ZOM HEE   •   9015 Park Blvd   •   SeminoleFL 33777

(727) 391-8393   11:30 am - 10:00 pm 

CLOSED TUESDAYS  


GREAT TRADITIONAL STYLE REAL CHINESE RESTAURANT —  
I first dropped in Zom Hee almost thirty-five years ago picking up ten lunches to go for the gang I worked with. When working in that area I made it a point to get the take out at least once a week. The restaurant is located on Park Blvd.  just past Starkey and is recessed from the street so you could go right by it.  About a football field after Starkey in a small shopping center

It is a traditional style, a la carte, combo plates,  full service environment and the older gentlemen, aka the chef hasn't changed in years. Thats good because he is a great chef and so are his staff.  The food is hot, seasoned, delicious and reminds me of the old days.  BB= Before Buffets and stale under-quality old food.

 

SUGGESTION: GO to ZOM HEE  get good food, get fresh food, get treated like family, there with a group of six people and each one order a different entree.   The portions are big and everyone will get a chance to try something different. We did it and it was a blast.  Tell Kenny the Owner, Al sent you.

I hadn't been there in years many years as we had moved more north.  When I returned to Largo I walked in and  Kenny,  the son and owner greeted me and remembered my name as If I had been in there yesterday. 

Most important is the food is real, great portions and value for the dollar.  Kenny’s website explains it all...and I couldn’t say it better.

And the best recommendation of all is from my best friend who is from a generation of picky food eaters and she loves the place.  

Thats her plate. Like she says two days later it’s still great, she can never finish the whole thing. She calls it two meals for one and the second day at home it was just as good.


Welcome to Zom Hee Chinese Restaurant!
Our restaurant has been family owned and operated since 1985. We specialize in Szechuan, Hunan, and Cantonese styles of cooking. Our cooking style is known for its fresh and delicate flavors. 

We have a saying in China, “… to eat well is to live well, with the quality and variety of what we eat reflecting our good fortune and the very essence of what the best of life is all about…” With this understanding, we set out to use the finest and freshest ingredients and endeavor to preserve the natural flavors and nutrition of our food.

Our restaurant has a capacity of 250 seats and a good-sized cocktail lounge. We provide customers a comfortable atmosphere with nice oriental decorations. We hope you can enjoy the experience of fine Chinese cuisine, in an elegant and sophisticated setting at our restaurant.

We have lunch menu at lunch time; an early bird special menu available between 4-6 p.m or you can order off the regular menu at any time. Whenever you don’t feel like dining in, we provide a fast take out service.

We want you to know that when you have a craving for some good Chinese food, we are here to serve. Please come in and give us a try. We believe that once you have tried our food, you will become our regular customers.

EDITOR:  I have visited ZOM HEE From 1988 to 2022 —  I have been a customer since they opened their doors and at least once or twice a month. It will remind you of the great Chinese restaurants of the past in it’s unchanged Chinese decor but the emphasis is on food here and thats right up to date.  The proof is he has a great following and a lot of take out.  
they have a full liquor bar and generous great cocktails…


 

The 8 Culinary Traditions of China —  

Chinese cuisine is as diverse as their culture where every region writes up a new menu. Cooking styles, ingredients, flavors - all differ from region to region. The most prominent regional cuisines in China are Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan, and Zhejiang.

Cantonese cuisine is famous all over the world for its distinctive style. Most dishes are steamed and stir-frying which makes it healthy and non-greasy.  Here the dishes are tender, slightly sweet and with a mellow fragrance.

Shandong cuisine originated in East China and mostly features seafood as it is a coastal province. You'll find scallops, prawns’ clams, sea cucumbers and just about everything on the menu. They heavily rely on salty flavors.

Zhejiang cuisine also thrives on seafood but focuses more on soft, fresh flavors. Their food is known to have a delicate appearance. They are also fond of using bamboo shoots. This province is famous as the 'land of milk and honey.

Similarly, the dishes from Jiangsu region are known for their soft texture. Back in the day, it was a prominent part of ancient China’s Royal Cuisine Their dishes offer a balance of sweet and salty tastes.

Szechuan cuisine stands out due to the bold, pungent and spicey flavors. The use of Sichuan peppercorn is what makes it unique. This one is for those of you who love the sting.

Anhui cuisine uses a wide variety of herbs and vegetables, especially, fresh bamboo and mushrooms It also use a lot of wild herbs to enhance the flavor and aroma.

Fujian cuisine is often served in a broth or soup using cooking styles like braising, stewing, steaming, and boiling. The most notable features of this cuisine are - the use of fresh ingredients from the mountains and sea, soup making and a a lot of focus on seasonings.

Hunan cuisine is well known for its hot spicy flavor, fresh aroma, and deep color. This province is popularly known as the 'land of fish and rice'. It is renowned for its stews, but their cuisine also features a lot of braised and baked dishes.

Chinese food is meant to be eaten with chopsticks and you'll find this practice common in all Chinese households. Many, many years ago the use of fork and knife as believed to stand for violence versus chopsticks which represented gentleness and compassion.

 Research suggests that more than 100 nerves and muscles in your body have to work in order for you to use chopsticks. Research also shows that people who use chopsticks regularly are less likely to get Alzheimer's and in fact have a sharper memory than the rest. While you ponder over all of this, read through some Japanese dos and don'ts about how to use chopsticks.

1. When you're not eating, the chopsticks should be placed horizontally to the left of your plate and not in your bowl of food.

2. Don't lick your chopsticks while waiting for the rest of the food or out of boredom.

3. When you're done with your meal place the chopsticks across your plate or bowl.

4. Don't point at people with chopsticks and don't use it as a toy. And please, don't wave with them.

5. Don't hold your chopsticks with five fingers, like you're holding a walking stick.

6. Don't use chopsticks to stir your soup and don't poke and prod your food with it either.

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