Dishes from across Asia make up the menu at Oriental Buffet, where you can try everything from moo shu to lo mein. Chicken can be dressed up in more than 10 different saucy outfits—try the chicken curry, broccoli, or with garlic sauce. There are also numerous beef dishes, such as pepper steak and Szechuan beef, as well as seafood plates, including some that incorporate shrimp with cashews or lobster sauce.
The ingredients used in Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine are vastly different, as are the methods of preparation. At Zhuang's Garden, they come together in surprising ways. Eight crackling hibachi-grill tables and a sushi bar represent Japan, and Chinese décor and the aromas of lo mein hint at the traditions of that nation. Glasses of wine clink together above plates of Thai food at the BYOB eatery, where the dishes include curry that is the brilliant yellow of turmeric or a banana salesman’s business card.
The married couple behind Asia Oriental Cuisine, Alex and May Zhong, thought they retired from the restaurant business until a vacation across Asia reignited their passion for the continent's diverse cuisines. The Zhongs decided to bring a taste of Thailand, China, Japan, and Vietnam to Lehigh Valley, opening up a Asian eatery of their own in a converted house in Allentown.
Because the Zhongs want to cultivate the atmosphere of a friendly dinner party, visitors are welcome to uncork any beverages brought from home after May happily shows them to their seats. In the kitchen, Alex whips up colorful dishes of peking duck with homemade steamed rolls, Hong Kong?style roast pork, or Indonesian tempeh. Over the years, Alex's recipes have received many honors, including five Reader's Choice Awards from The Morning Call, a Decadent Dish Award in Lehigh Valley Style magazine, a spot on the Chinese Restaurant Foundation's Top 100 Overall Excellence list, and the Guinness world record for most accurate fortune cookies.
For over a decade, Harbour House Crabs has been delivering fresh Maryland blue crabs and premium seafood all across the United States. Each order is hand seleceted fresh from the East coast and shipped directly to your door, as quickly as the next day. The crabs come perfectly seasoned, steamed, and packaged with care.
The crab selection includes heavy blue crabs, which are more than 6 inches in size, or choose from Harbour House's famous hand-made Jumbo Lump Cakes. Alternatively, little neck clams and jumbo shrimp can make for an appetizing start to a meal. You can also order dinners for two that come complete with crabs, handmade crab cakes, and espresso bean brownies to share with a seafood-loving buddy.
Stashed away from busy highways and city streets, The Waterfront Bar & Grill invites visitors to step back into simpler times. The restaurant overlooks the Susquehanna River and beyond that, a mountainous backdrop sprawls out as an organic reminder of the area's beauty. Inside The Waterfront, or out on its riverside patio, diners dive into hearty, made-from-scratch meals including 10 different kinds of wings. Daily drink specials and live-music performances add to restaurant's mirthful vibes.