Pad Thai Cafe's menu of popular Asian plates and authentic Thai cuisine crafted with fresh, delectable ingredients heeds the call of grumbling bellies with delectable dishes. Rice noodles, peanuts, sprouts, scallions, egg, and garlic tango in the pad thai dish, and chili, garlic, jalapeño, basil, egg, and scallion congregate for a savory conference in the spicy basil Thai-fried rice ($8.50–$16 depending on choice of protein). Order an appetizer, such as the crab rangoon ($5 for six pieces), house fresh spring rolls ($4.50 for two), or fried spring rolls ($3 for two), and nibble on tasty bites instead of chewed-up pen caps. Stop by the café to sate a midday craving or eschew afternoon soap-opera viewings to enjoy a lunch special such as the kung pao chicken, a spicy mélange of chili, nuts, baby corn, and chicken ($5.95).
There are 66 menu options before you get to the chef's specialties at Mandarin House. Vegetable lo mein, shredded pork with garlic sauce, and sweet and sour chicken are merely preludes to such chef signatures as the chicken, beef, and pork entree with onion, bamboo shoots, green peppers, broccoli, water chestnuts, and red carrots. Sixteen all-day special combination platters also smell of savory goodness, and they come with roast pork fried rice and an egg roll.
Crazy Chinese Buffet lives up to its moniker by serving a slew of more than 200 daily buffet options. Mongolian barbecue, fresh sushi, a salad bar, and delicious fruits and desserts are always available. The restaurant keeps its doors open seven days a week.
In the kitchen of China Super Buffet, chefs ladle teriyaki sauce over chicken or douse it in peanut sauce, preparing MSG-free dishes to populate the restaurant's expansive buffet. In the dining room, fish peer out from a tank at plates of steaming shrimp and broccoli. Soft blue lights illuminate an etched mural of the mountains in the party room, which can hold up to 60 people or four people who have combined their powers to form into one giant robot.
Sandwiches become works of art at Bay Brothers Grill, though cooks don't mind if you eat their masterpieces. Their chefs assemble po' boys with shrimp, crawfish, or fried oysters atop baguettes. They make reubens out of turkey or corned beef, and for their signature Bay Brother Burger, the chefs top eight ounces of angus beef with a choice of cheese, from bleu to feta. Tall, cool glasses with flavored coke, lemonades, and milkshakes complement the food.
Thanks to its full menu of Chinese, Japanese, and Thai fare, Fulin's Asian Cuisine was named Best Nashville Chinese Food in Best of Citysearch, and the fine-dining establishment was voted Best Chinese by readers of the Tennessean Toast of Music City Awards for five straight years. Sushi chefs craft rolls such as the Honada, a deep-fried spicy-tuna roll with the chef's special sauce, and the Rock City roll with shrimp tempura and avocado. Thai dishes are also available, like the curry seafood thai-style casserole with shrimp, scallops, and crab. Glasses of wine, sake, and signature cocktails from the full bar accompany dishes.