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What You'll Get
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Grouponers love Friendship Chinese Restaurant. They love it so much that we’re bringing the stellar restaurant back for its third Groupon appearance with special guest: the Chilean sea bass. If you haven’t been to the best Chinese restaurant on the North Side of Chicago, today’s Groupon will help you correct that mistake: for just $13, you get a five-course set-menu Chilean sea bass meal at Friendship. That’s a $50 meal for just 13 bucks—$37 less than the normal price. (Note: they do have a limited summertime offer of $24.95, but this deal even beats the pants off that).
Chilean sea bass, or Patagonian toothfish (they are actually found primarily off the coast of Antarctica), has become increasingly expensive due to the difficulty in obtaining a Chilean sea bass-fishing license. With such a limited supply of legal Chilean sea bass, it’s rare to find the popular thick and hearty white meat in restaurants; if you do, it almost-certainly commands top dollar. For any foodie who’s been dreaming about sinking into a Chilean sea bass steak, don’t miss this chance to sink in affordably at Friendship.
Here’s what your delectable five-course meal includes:
- Lobster bisque with cream of corn
- Crispy unagi chip with avocado mousse and mango salsa
- Steamed Chilean sea bass with ginger, scallion, and sesame soy
- Sweet peppercorn beef tenderloin with fried potato and pineapple
- Chocolate volcano cake with vanilla gelato and Kahlua coffee sauce
FYI: The dinner is served family-style, but each person must order his/her own portion, and each portion is appropriately sized for one person, so you wouldn’t want to share even if sharing were permitted. With all the money you’ll save, we highly recommend you take advantage of Friendship’s exciting new cocktail menu. These tasty concoctions are sure to complement your gourmet five-course meal. Try the tropical Old Mai Tai with light and dark rum and fresh juices, or the punch-packing Blue Scorpion with rum, Triple Sec, Blue Curacao, and fresh juice. If you’re looking to sip on something smooth and creamy, go with the Lava Flow: Malibu rum flows through thick banana foam, blended strawberries, and coconut cream like a lava lamp.
This Chinese gem in Logan Square serves the most authentic Chinese cuisine this side of Beijing (which, geographically speaking, includes the entire Earth since Beijing and Chicago form opposite poles on the axis of Chinacago). Get your Groupon.
More than 300 Yelpers and a few Citysearchers give Friendship an average of four stars: > * The best Chinese food I have had in Chicago. – Justin W., Yelp > * My favorite Chinese place in Chicago when I lived here. So creative and inventive, and always the freshest ingredients. Not too expensive either. A gem worth checking out. – Allison H., Yelp > * Friendship strives to be an above-average Chinese restaurant, and succeeds. Their dishes are much fresher and made of better-quality food than your run-of-the-mill Chinese place. They also refurbished their interior recently, and it is beautiful. – Contributor, Citysearch
The Journey of the Chilean Sea Bass
Every winter Chilean sea bass come out of the Chilean caves, which are high atop the Chilean mountains. After making it to the Chilean shore, the Chilean sea bass board a special Chilean cruise ship run by and for Chilean sea bass immigrating to the United States. On this three-month journey, the Chilean sea bass take part in a strenuous regimen designed to maximize Chilean sea bass deliciousness (swimming in pool, swimming in bathtub, swimming in Chilean sea bass fish tank, etc.). By the time they reach the United States on June 23, the Chilean sea bass are ready to take the final journey to pre-approved Chilean sea bass restaurants by hitchhiking with pre-approved Chilean truck drivers.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person per visit. Not valid on Tuesdays. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid with any other offers. Tax and gratuity not included. Reservations required. Only good for 5-course Chilean sea bass meal. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Friendship Chinese Restaurant
Chefs at Friendship Chinese Restaurant forge their dishes with an intense pride and dedication to the tradition of well-crafted cuisine. Entrees include lamb shank with black mushrooms roasted in a clay pot and a shredded Peking duck with XO brandy sauce. The eatery's authentic Hong Kong street vendor and small cafe-style tastes—along with modern twists—are available for delivery as well as dine-in eating amid the dining room's dark hardwood decor and rows of Buddha-head statues.