The Chinese dumplings that arrive at Zen Dumpling's tables are like small, edible treasure chests. Inside awaits a bounty of savory fillings: veggies, pork, chicken, and beef, all hidden within the dumplings' soft dough exterior. Along with serving food, the staff also enjoys sharing their knowledge of Chinese cuisine. If asked, they may recount how dumplings––which traditionally symbolize wealth––are often served around holidays, potentially indicating gifts of good fortune or durable socks. Their culinary expertise extends to other types of Chinese cuisine, as they also cook chow mein, fried rice, and hot soups filled with the likes of beef tenderloin or spicy fish.
If Canton's chefs were asked to pick the most indispensable tool in their kitchen, they'd no doubt point to the wok. After all, this versatile cooking vessel helps them recreate a wide range of traditional Asian dishes, from savory Mongolian tofu to zesty orange chicken. Most diners, however, will never see the fiery-hot wok in action. This is a good thing, as it means they'll be enjoying their meal in the midst of the dining room's dark woods and contemporary furnishings.
Meat eaters and vegetarians alike can find something on China Wok’s lengthy menu of Chinese favorites. The comprehensive lineup features more than 100 specialties, including the Dragon and Phoenix plate—an extra-spicy mix of sautéed shrimp and chicken. The Happy Family platter arrives dotted with barbecue pork, shrimp, and scallops. Vegetarian entrees include a fragrant bouquet of nutritious fresh broccoli, snow peas, and bamboo shoots cooked in a clay pot, which can restore the body, even after a four-day binge on nothing but donuts.
For over a quarter of a century, chefs at Sun-Ly Chinese Foods have charmed a stream of loyal customers with colorful meals of East Asian cuisine and warm, friendly service. Like a beloved childhood cartoon dubbed into an obscure dialect of Estonian, the voluminous menu is simultaneously familiar and exotic, plying patrons with classic dishes, such as general chicken and broccoli beef, as well as rare treats, such as honey-walnut shrimp, salt-and-pepper calamari, and peking ribs.:
Drawing on more than 30 years in the restaurant business, Chef Kin Wong exhibits his mastery of authentic Chinese food, stirring pork into seaweed soup, sousing prawns in lobster sauce, and plating heaps of beef or eggplant on sizzling platters. Along with individual portions, Chef Kin encourages group feasts with a dinner takeout menu valid for three-item meals that diners can assemble from a selection of 66 entrees.
Oriental Sushi Buffet offers a cornucopia of Asian flavors by way of an ever-changing buffet. During lunch, more than 30 sushi rolls and cooked dishes populate the buffet, and dinner adds another more than 30 options to the mix. Though the menu changes daily, diners might find sushi—such as spicy tuna hand rolls, salmon-topped crab, and saucy unagi rolls—alongside kitchen specialties such as general tso’s chicken.