Dining on a budget: Town Sent in Covina

By Eric Terrazas

You can never go wrong with a tasty Chinese food dish.

As a lifelong fan of Chinese food, I have visited several different eateries over the years. One of my favorite Chinese food places is Town Sent, located in Covina.

When I visit Town Sent, I always order the orange chicken lunch special, which costs $5.45.

Town Sent serves the best orange chicken I have ever tasted. The scrumptious chicken is covered with a sweet orange sauce. I especially like to mix the chicken with the steamed rice. All in all, it makes for a very delicious meal.



A few years ago, I took my parents and my sister to Town Sent, and they all came away impressed with the fare Town Sent had to offer.

Lunch hours are set from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. seven days a week. Town Sent offers three groups of lunch specials. 

For $5.45, you can also order the Chinese Broccoli with chicken or beef, kung pao chicken or beef, sweet and sour pork or chicken, eggplant with garlic sauce, or bean curd with brown sauce.

Meals offered for $5.96 include chop suey chicken, beef or barbecue pork, mushroom with chicken or beef, squid or fish fillet with black bean sauce, shrimp with lobster sauce, or crispy fried pork chops with pepper spicy salt.

If you are willing to spend a little more, you can order one of several $6.98 specials. Those choices include steam whole fish, scrambled egg with assorted seafood, or clams with black bean sauce.

All lunch specials are served with steamed rice and the soup of the day. The soup is not included with a to-go order.

I also recommend the sweet and sour chicken special. Town Sent’s take on that dish is also delicious. Several fried rice dishes and noodle meals are also offered.

If you have room for dessert, you can order the almond Jell-O for $1.50.

Town Sent is at 1069 W. San Bernardino Road in Covina. For information, call (626) 915-8982.

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