Overwhelmed by Chinese fare's beauty and deliciousness, Marco Polo had himself blindfolded and navigated the East by shouting his name out loud. Discover seductive savories with today's Groupon: for $12, you get $25 worth of Chinese cuisine and drinks at China Moon Restaurant & Lounge in Ankeny.
China Moon's culinary artisans transform fresh ingredients into Chinese dinner entrees, lunch meals, and chef’s specialties. Diners share platefuls of steamed dumplings ($4.95) before tying cardboard wings onto forks and flying them into a spicy amalgamation of kung pao shrimp and chicken ($11.95). The family meal for two pairs mongolian-beef and garlic-chicken entrees with egg rolls, crab rangoons, soup, rice and either wine or soda ($23.90). Lunchtime offerings quiet afternoon stomach yodeling with entrees such as sesame pork nestled on a bed of rice ($5.95). Meanwhile, mouths can break from gaping at the moon to sip beer or mixed drinks such as the Little Panda, a blend of peach schnapps, crème de coconut, and fruit juice ($4.25).
China Moon Restaurant & Lounge
The chefs at China Moon Restaurant & Lounge aren't afraid of a little spice. Their love for pepper and zest is evident in many of their traditional Chinese dishes, from Szechuan-style chicken to Hunan-style scallops. But don't focus solely on these main courses; doing so means you may miss out on appetizers such as barbecued spare ribs, spicy chicken wings, and chopsticks served raw.