Medleys of fried rice, noodles, and seared meats fill the air with flavorful aromas as Good China's chefs toss them in woks over intense heat. The quick-searing process helps to preserve tenderness in everything from pork and chicken to scallops and shrimp, all tossed in a variety of sauces such as sweet ‘n’ sour, orange, and garlic. In addition to a roster of kung paos, chow meins, and other Chinese favorites, the chefs craft several of their own specialties. The Seven Stars & A Moon hides scallops, shrimp, and crabmeat beneath a fried egg, and the Happy Family dish crowds shrimp, chicken, pork, and vegetables into brown sauce and strife-free portraits.
Fitness guru Shane Arcadia has dedicated himself to delivering personalized fitness guidance with a range of boot camps, training, and other services at TASK Fitness. Shane’s weekly classes and fitness outings include 45-minute boot camps designed to burn 1,000 calories, group runs and hikes, and team-sports sessions. He also leads one-on-one grocery-store tours, sharing tips on how to pick out healthy foods and maintain a balanced diet.
Shangri-La Chinese Restaurant’s executive chef has been manning the kitchen for more than 20 years, cooking Mandarin recipes that he first crafted in Northern China. More than 80 different dishes populate the menu, including the Lotus Delight, a popular blend of crispy bacon, chicken, and veggies submerged in a secret sauce, whose recipe is only revealed to diners who can correctly guess the number between one and three. The chef also whips up supersize portions of beef broccoli and almond chicken for family-style dinners.
MeiWei China Bistro, with a name that plays on a Chinese word for “delicious,” brims with the aromas of ginger, scallions, wood ear mushrooms. Like the name, the eatery’s ingredients are drawn from the vast nation’s traditions. They include veggie egg fu young, house specialties such as honey-walnut prawns, and hot and sour soup. Chopsticks clatter down along side empty bowls at booths with turquoise and bronze stripes beneath paintings of idyllic Chinese pagodas and cool motorcycles jumping over pagodas.
Bamboo Grille’s culinary craftspeople grill, steam, and sizzle signature entrees that are found on a mouthwatering menu, which showcases authentic dishes from Japan, China, Vietnam, and Korea. Ravenous patrons can coronate a meal with an appetizer, such as edamame ($4) or chicken lettuce wraps with green beans, carrots, and shiitake mushrooms ($9). Discover edible treasure troves such as the flaming pepper steak drizzled in flaming cognac sauce ($17), or the lightly battered walnut shrimp, which utilizes a creamy white sauce and honey-glazed walnuts to enliven incisors with a sense of elation they haven’t felt since they were spared by the tooth fairy ($13). Treat taste buds to an underwater delight with the teriyaki salmon ($15), or revel in the various choices of sushi, such as the spicy crab and yellowtail-packed Rodeo roll ($10.50) or the soft-shell crab tempura roll ($10).
In 1986, the Tenorio family pooled their knowledge of Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine to create a restaurant that combined authentic, south-of-the-border cuisine with quick service. They named it Filiberto’s after one of their own, Filiberto Tenorio. Since then, Filiberto’s Mexican Food has expanded to three states and 55 locations, but their commitment to fresh ingredients hasn’t changed. Available for dine-in or carry-out, the menu abounds with crispy chicken, beef, and pork tacos, hefty burritos, and combination platters that pair enchiladas, tacos, and chili rellenos with rice and beans or a compatible paper doll.