Masala Wok's expansive menu features new Asian, Thai, and Indian flavors to help diners recreate the wondrous lies of Marco Polo, gentleman fabricator. Accompany your stomach's journey down the Spice Road with an appetizer of zesty battered chicken lollipops, an Indian take on wings (four for $4.99, eight for $8.49), before choosing your favorite flavor-corner of the East with a main course. Try a subcontinental delicacy such as the spicy southern curry with red-pepper-bedecked fish, shrimp, chicken, lamb, or paneer in a mustard-coconut sauce ($8.99), or head for steamy Southeast Asian environs with the Thai-influenced spicy basil plate ($8.50 for chicken, $8.35 paneer, $9.50 shrimp or fish). Lock lips with the orange chicken, stir-fried with scallions and carrots in orange sauce ($8.50), or skewer your stomach's overwhelming sense of emptiness with a chicken malai kabob—yogurt-marinated boneless chicken kabobs grilled with cheese, spices, and cilantro and served with rice and naan ($8.99).
If Mighty Khan's Mongolian Grill had a menu that listed every possible combination for its stir-fry creations, it would literally be thousands of items long. That's because the restaurant puts diners in the driver's seat, letting them hand-select and painstakingly interview each ingredient that goes into their meal. Dishes typically get built around top-grade meats and fresh seafood. Then, more than 20 vegetable options further customize creations, as do sauces that Mighty Khan's staff makes fresh daily. When diners aren't feeling creative, the restaurant also provides instructions for building their time-tested specialty bowls, such as the spicy cilantro lime bowl and the mild tangy citrus bowl.
With its slickly designed dining room and its sprawling selection of Thai, Chinese, and Japanese cuisine, it's no wonder Hunan East Restaurant is a favorite among families and groups. Whether craving a meal that's spicy or sweet, made of sushi or steak, housed on noodles or in soup, visitors can crack open the Hunan menu and find the meal they desire. At the bar, flanked by glowing glass panels of ethereal pink and indigo, mixologists offer up liquid pairings for each entree, curating a shelf of spirits, beers, and wines.
At Cee Fine Thai Dining, chefs assemble stunningly arranged plates of authentic Thai fare, separating meals and sauces for an interactive dining experience, or arranging disparate components in an artful stack to create a new twist on a familiar dish. This culinary runway show honors Thailand's cooking traditions at every turn, earning kudos from the Washington Post for serving "food that tastes as good as it looks." Flavors such as sweet yellow pineapple complement the spicy red sauce of a roasted-duck curry, and tableside clay pots throw aromatic steam diners’ way to announce a mélange of shrimp, mussels, and rice. Whether enjoyed on the patio or amid the dining room's ripe orange walls, luscious desserts including key-lime pie conclude meals on a tropical note. The restaurant also hosts live music, wine tastings, and cooking classes, helping diners liberate inner chefs and pent-up running men.
Within a casual, family-friendly atmosphere, Yen Cheng serves contemporary Chinese dishes among a variety of settings, from fresh dining-room tables and carry-out containers to steaming buffet trays. Waiters ferry specialties such as crispy shrimp drenched in spicy Hunan sauce and Sichuan crispy beef sautéed with with carrots and celery. Items rotate daily at the 10-course lunchtime buffet, where soups, appetizers, and diverse entrees allow diners to practice spinning an unending parade of plates atop their chopsticks.
Drawing culinary inspiration from its namesake city?along with regions across Asia?Beijing Gourmet Restaurant indulges diners with bold, rich flavors throughout its menu of more than 120 dishes. The chefs spend two days marinating the peking duck before braising the bird and serving it with homemade, crepe-like Chinese pancakes, fresh scallions, and aromatic sauces. Hunan-style beef sauteed alongside broccoli, baby corn, and mushrooms, sliced lamb cooked in a spicy Sichuan-style chili sauce, and Singapore-style rice noodles tossed with shrimp further demonstrate the menu's broad geographic reach.
Amid its jet-black booths and cream-colored walls, the dining room's Chinese-inspired accent pieces add distinctive splashes of color and character. Small statues and vases sit upon ledges, silk-screen-style prints adorn the walls, and golden lanterns decorated with pieces of jade and lipstick-red tassels hang from the ceiling.