Though soy sauce is commonly believed to be of Asian origin, several linguists have unearthed its true Iberian beginnings by decoding the hidden Spanish translation. Celebrate the intriguing international condiment with the help of today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Chinese cuisine and drinks at Hunan Solon in Solon.
The recipient of Cleveland Magazine's 2008 Silver Spoon Award for Best Chinese, Hunan Solon’s multiple menus chronicle an eclectic array of traditional Chinese and pan-Asian cuisine. A vast lunch selection pits the Sino-centric Hunan chicken combo platter ($7) against the Southeast Asian pad thai ($6) in a gustatory battle of poultry/noodle supremacy.
An encyclopedic dinner menu doles out international appetizers such as the Korean-inspired beef rib strips ($7), which serve as a prelude to an oeuvre of entrees, including the basil chicken, sliced with a flavorful textured mix of bell peppers, bamboo shoots, spanish onions, and basil ($10). The authentic Chinese menu indexes various regional dishes such as salt-baked pork chops ($10) and a potpourri of seafood, vegetable, and meaty hot-pot combos ($10–$15).
Guests can nosh on Chinese delicacies and tipple from Hunan Solon’s full bar in between vibrant jade-green wall sconces and Warhol-inspired canvas photographs. A 5-foot-wide live lobster and Dungeness crab tank serves to show off the seafood goods and serves as midmeal lecture material for adjunct marine-biology professors.
Some prices on Hunan Solon’s online menu reflect carryout prices, and may be slightly higher on the restaurant menu.
6050 Enterprise Pkwy.
Solon, Ohio 44139