As with a great couple, the true test of a great stir-fry is the ingredients' ability to occupy the same chaotic space without breaking into pieces or losing their own individual flavour. Try some combinations that make the grade with today's Groupon: for $10 you get $20 of pan-Asian cuisine and beverages at Chanoso's, located on Oullette Avenue.
Owned and operated by Mark Boscariol and Mat Mathias, Chanoso's serves more than 1,000 stir-fry combinations in a convivial atmosphere populated by hungry customers. The multifaceted menu of pan-Asian eats includes a tantalizing trifecta of sushi, steaks, and stir-fries, with two Red Seal chefs and an in-house pastry chef among the culinary soldiers of flavour. Start your meal off with a shared plate like the pan-fried vegetable gyoza ($6.95) or the grilled chili squid ($8.95), then dive in for a sushi roll ($7.95-8.95) or a create-your-own stir-fry plate ($10.95-13.95). Meals can ceremoniously crowned, like baby princes, with one of many desserts, like the Funky Monkey, a Nutella-filled banana crepe ($7). The friendly staff is always happy to offer tried and true stir-fry combo suggestions, as well as advice on pairings from the extensive wine list. The interior is adorned with warm, wood accents and exposed brick, which unlike an exposed nerve, makes for a delightful dining experience.