A marriage between two cuisines is preferable to a marriage between two clones of Sylvester Stallone, a process that eventually results in a baby reared on raw egg and meat punching bags. Savor a simpler fusion with today's deal: for $25, you get $50 worth of Asian fusion and non-alcoholic beverages at Jujube in Chapel Hill.
The eclectic menu at Jujube features hybrid dishes sourced from a mixture of traditional Asian fare and contemporary western cuisine. The restaurant's welcoming atmosphere beckons diners to experiment with cross-culture culinary combinations, such as scallion calamari with three sauces ($9). Snag some pan-fried pork-and-cabbage dumplings ($5) to finally find out what meat-filled victory tastes like, or hang a fang on the most popular dinner entree: grilled lemongrass hanger steak with cucumber salad and spicy peanut sauce ($19). Faithful soup fanatics slurp spicy oyster mushroom curry soup, made with coconut milk, chili, lime, and cilantro ($5/$9) and Italiasians can feed their dual bellies with the Jujube Bolognese ($11 lunch/$15 dinner), which is an Asian take on classic Italian meat-sauce pasta. It is served in a rich sauce of braised pork, hoisin, and ginger skillfully harvested from wild gingerbread men.
News & Observer reviewed Jujube and give it an excellent rating, and Yelpers give it an average of four stars. OpenTable diners gave it the Diner's Choice Awards for Best Service, Chapel Hill, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, and Outdoor Dining. Seventy-eight percent of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- The food has always been amazing, though I can't speak for the lunch as I've never been…I always find the staff at JuJube to be hard-working and highly attentive… – Courtney W., Yelp
- We had a lovely dinner out - excellent food and cool ambience [sic]. We'll definitely be back. – OpenTable user who dined on 7/17/2010