Eastern scientists identified umami as the fifth basic taste, beating out other flavor nominees such as "leftovers" and "not-as-good-as-Mom's-cooking." Tap into tastes beyond description with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of upscale pan-Asian fare at Kang's Asian Bistro.
Kang's Asian Bistro's culinarians craft gastronomic creations from China, Japan, Vietnam, and Thailand. Sample a taste of Asia without simply licking the menu by digging into crispy spring rolls ($5 for 4), tender chicken lettuce wraps ($8), and Szechuan wrinkle green beans ($9). A hearty pad thai noodle bowl—customizable with your choice of chicken, beef, or shrimp ($8–$9)—squashes the temper tantrums of hunger pangs, and the jalapeño-kissed five-spice quail ($14) persuades a knife and fork to clandestinely meet in the middle of a plate. Sushi suitors can choose chopstick-ready morsels such as nigiri ($3–$4) and sashimi ($8–$9), as well as specialty rolls such as the Atlantis ($10), which pairs shrimp tempura with cucumber, freshwater eel, and spicy mayo.
Kang's chic and modern interior rewards retinas with cozy low-lighting, contemporary furniture, and splashes of deep-red accents while offering romantic ambiance for couples not playing a Game Boy throughout dinner.
Kang’s Asian Bistro
The chefs at Kang’s Asian Bistro work to bring new things to diners, drawing upon ingredients such as masago, a type of roe, as well as tempura flakes and grass-hued dollops of wasabi. To further this effort, the eatery’s Nyotaimori Nights, featured on News 9, include rolls served atop a scantily clad model.
A full-wall scrim printed with a photorealistic cityscape scene casts curlicues of neon across noodle bowls that sit on tables gleaming with the same deep crimson as a cardinal discovering it is not the state bird. Behind a black lacquered bar, ranks of liquor and wine bottles glow in silhouette before backlighting. Waiters arrive at tables, arms stacked with chicken and beef in sauces forged from lemongrass, thai basil, and garlic. They also serve sushi rolls filled with morsels of shrimp, crab, and tuna.
Central Oklahoma City
6600 N Olie Ave.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73116