It’s probably appropriate to confess that I didn’t have Red Maple (2882 W. 4700 South, 801-747-2888, redmaplechinese.com) on my radar until all you lovely City Weekly readers gave it your “Best Chinese Food” stamp of approval during last year’s Best of Utah. As a longtime fan of our local Asian food scene, I felt a bit chagrined that paying a visit to this West Valley favorite wasn’t higher on my priority list. That said, I’m happy to say that I have seen the glory that is Red Maple, and am happy to be counted among those of you who bestowed last year’s Best of Utah Award to this establishment. Y’all seem to know what you’re talking about.
Red Maple has been around since 2010, though it moved to its current location in 2013; before then, diners found the place on 3300 South and Redwood Road. Back then, its