At Red Corner China Diner, proprietor and Beijing native Sam Su infuses local palates with the tastes of spicy Szechwan cuisine. Forkfuls of dan dan noodles ($7.99) pepper taste buds with bamboo shoots, ground pork, and egg noodles, and thin pancakes scoop up succulent chicken, cabbage, carrot, and egg in dishes of moo-shu chicken ($9.99). Loaded with spice, house specialties include the garlic dragon shrimp ($11.99) with wok-fried string beans and crushed chili, and the firecracker chicken breast ($9.99), a piquant blend of tender chicken, peppers, and onions served with black-bean sauce and a hazmat suit. The cantonese beef chow fun ($7.99) blends cuts of stir-fried beef with wide rice noodles and bean sprouts, and the vegetarian Three Treasures from the Earth ($7.99) lets diners excavate sautéed potato, bell pepper, and eggplant from beneath strata of rich, house-made brown sauce.
When the team members at Sampan aren't searing pieces of chicken and shrimp for pairing with snow peas, peppers, and spicy sauces, they're engaging with the community and making charitable donations to organizations such as the United Way. The menu samples the cuisines of countries across Asia with portions of chicken pad thai ($8.95) and vietnamese vermicelli with egg rolls ($7.95), with more classic Chinese plates including cashew chicken ($7.25), pork chow mein ($8.95), and a shrimp combo meal with lobster sauce and choice of rice and soup ($9.95).
At Peking Wok, supple meats and veggies sink into Mandarin- and Szechuan-style sauces crafted from scratch each day. Diners populate the dining room for lunch, dinner, or a family-style grazing session, complete with soups and appetizers such as pot stickers, egg rolls, and fried shrimp and lobster chips. Portions of aromatic barbecue pork, sweet and sour chicken, and honey-walnut shrimp arrive at tables weighed down by full wine glasses and manner-less elbows, or tucked inside to-go boxes for carry-out or delivery.
Hosting human feedings in a cozy restaurant, Caterbee's friendly staff bedecks tables with dishes from a multifarious menu of American fare. Sandwiches ($5.99) set sail on white or whole-wheat bread and are anchored with fresh deli meats such as roasted turkey and honey ham, and a cheeseburger ($1.99), hot dog ($1.59), and side of fries ($1.59) allow customers to consume Americana without swallowing a 30-pack of flag pins. Patrons can assemble a combination of two Asian entrees, which include dishes such as spicy pork and orange chicken nestled atop a bed of chow mein, fried rice, or white rice ($5.99). Patrons may dine in Caterbee or carryout to devour meals in a beloved alley.