By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 25, 2009 at 3:04 PM

The votes are in, and the winners have been selected for OnMilwaukee's Best Dining 2009. The results of this readers' poll, including an editors' pick, are available in this series of articles that run all October long during Dining Month on

When Chinese food is good, it's so very good, and the authentic dishes coming out of the Emperor of China, 1010 E. Brady St., are precisely that.

Recognizing the specialization in Szechwan, Hunan, Shanghai, Peking or Cantonese cooking techniques, Emperor of China's menu celebrates the diversity in regional Chinese cooking.

On the menu, classics like chow mein, egg foo yung, sweet and sour pork and Mongolian beef collide with house specialties like lava chicken, kung pao shrimp and the Emperor's seafood. With a classy, well-maintained dining room, it's a perfect afternoon stop for great lunch deals. All made to order and served piping hot, you'll get a true taste of China either dining in or carrying out. editors' choice: Yen Ching

2. China Gourmet
3. No. 1 Chinese (Bay View)
4. William Ho's
5. Yen Ching
6. Jing's
7. Emperor's Kitchen
8. East Garden
9. Ching-Hwa
10. Harvey Moy's
11. Lucky Liu's
12. Peony
13. Lotus
14. Hui's
15. Hop Sheng Gourmet Chinese
16. House of Fong