Five Happiness, New Orleans, LA Report #466

There’s a Chinese restaurant not far from my house called 3 Happiness. It’s very good. This is FIVE Happiness. That’s 2 more happinesses. Happiness wise I guess that means this place would be 2/5th better? I was never good with fractions.

Anyway, this place has been around as long as I can remember. I checked their website and they say they’ve been serving the community for over 30 years. I swore it was longer than that. It’s a very popular Chinese restaurant here in New Orleans. When someone mentions it and I’d say I’ve never been there, they can’t believe it.

Well, tonight I finally made it! We decided on:

((((( THE FOOD )))))

Crawfish Fried Rice

The Po-Po Platter was good. The pork ribs were very meaty and tender. Everything else was about what you’d expect at any Chinese place. They all might as well stop calling the rangoons “crab”. Just call the cream cheese rangoons and be honest with people!

We had lunch at a place called Dat Dog today, and I ordered a hot dot with crawfish etouffee on top. It was good but there wasn’t a crawfish tail on it. Just the etouffee sauce. One way or the other I was determined to get some crawfish in me today, so we ordered the crawfish fried rice.

It was excellent! Plenty of Louisiana crawfish tails and the rice had that nice little oily fried texture.

The pork egg foo young was different. I was expecting cubes of pork inside the egg patties. Instead, they served sliced pork on top in a pretty tasty gravy. We enjoyed it.

Good dinner here tonight. And I can finally tell my fellow New Orleanians yes, I have eaten at Five Happiness.

3605 S. Carrollton Ave., New Orleans, LA 70118 Ph: 504-482-3935

Blaine 5-14-2022

9 thoughts on “Five Happiness, New Orleans, LA Report #466

      1. I thought I had told you the story before. I used to work with a guy from China. He came to America as a full grown adult, and ended up in the hospital one night thinking he was having a heart attack. He wasn’t having a heart attack. He had just eaten cheese for the first time in his life. He said in China there is no cheese in their cooking. Anyway, I asked him if there were any authentic Chinese restaurants here. He didn’t even have to think about it. He said no. He said the Vietnamese places are authentic, which I already knew.

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      2. I don’t recall. Reminds me of an eminent US dentist I know who is married to a 2nd generation Italian who went on holiday to Italy and hated the food, telling me it was nothing like Italian food in the States.

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