The chefs at J Teriyaki do more than just glaze tender morsels of meat in the restaurant's signature sauce, they also create savory stir-fries and yakisoba noodle dishes. Entrees, such as general tao?s chicken and sweet-chili shrimp, perform acrobatics in the cooks? hot woks, and sides of white or brown rice provide a pillowy place for them to land. No matter the dish, however, J Teriyaki prides itself on using fresh ingredients and steering clear of MSGs and trans fats.
Mango's Noodle House's menu combines culinary traditions from a multitude of Asian kitchens to create entrees with Thai, Vietnamese, and Japanese influences, including a stunning array of house-made sushi. The shrimp tempura Sanji roll ($16) luxuriates in swathes of salmon, eel, super-white tuna, and a finishing dollop of caviar and the Las Vegas roll's eel, crab, and smoked salmon ($13) gets authentic flavor from a flash-fry by the light of neon billboards.
When it comes to the integration of Eastern and Western medicine, Dr. Carlos Chapa might as well be the poster child. He spent nearly a decade learning and practicing Western medicine, first as a medic in the U.S. Marines, then as a civilian paramedic. When he took a sabbatical from his budding medical career to study abroad in China, Dr. Chapa's early interest in natural cures?stemming from visits to his grandmother's small town in Mexico, where she acted as the town healer?took root in the form of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He delved head-first into this new passion, earning his master's degree and then his PhD in Oriental Medicine from Dongguk University in South Korea, which led him to study at one of the world's first hospitals that integrated Eastern and Western principles.
Today, Dr. Chapa brings this integrative approach to clients at Valley Ranch Acupuncture. As a licensed acupuncturist who has treated thousands of patients, he uses this 5,000 year old technique to decrease pain, boost energy, and affect hormone levels in clients, all with the aim of treating the root cause of the issues and not only focusing only on the symptoms. True to his forward-thinking style, Dr. Chapa may even swap out the hair-thin, virtually painless acupuncture needles for a laser. The low-energy beam is used to target the same locations and produce the same results as acupuncture needles, but require no penetration of the skin.
Towering ceilings and multicolored lights lend Hibashi Teppan Grill & Sushi Bar a hip, high-energy vibe. The flicker of open flames adds to that ambiance as hibachi chefs sear jumbo scallops, new york strip steaks, and other teppan specialties at 14 tableside hibachi grills. Chefs flip the succulent ingredients through the air as tables of diners watch, entranced.
Fire makes another appearance behind a 40-foot sushi bar, where chefs fashion carefully selected fish into rolls such as the Pink Panther, a medley of tuna, salmon, avocado, and cucumber served flaming with a side of replacement eyebrows. Patrons can also opt for pan-Asian noodle dishes, Korean-style beef short ribs, or entrees such as the Tempura Heaven basket with lotus, sweet pumpkin, oysters, and other battered morsels. Bartenders mix and pour an extensive list of cocktails, sake, wine, and beer to pair with dinner selections.
ThaiBox whips up a menu of both authentic and fusion Thai meals compiled from nutritious ingredients and delightful flavors in a semi-service restaurant setting. Chefs appease vocal woks' sizzles for sustenance by tossing in broccoli, yellow curry, and your choice of meat or tofu to make a singapore noodles plate ($6.95). Red panang curries ($6.95) ladle an aromatic peanut and coconut milk potion over a bowl or jasmine rice to conjure spicy flavors and prophecies about Macbeth's job search. Take a traditional route with pad thai ($6.95) or pad kee mow ($6.95), or bulk up stringy teeth muscles by crunching through bamboo shoots, bell peppers, and carrots stir fried in the thai basil dish ($6.95). Kids' menu items line smaller bellies with proportionately sized portions of chicken fried rice, orange chicken, and chicken nuggets shaped like famous composers.