The Great Wall of China was constructed to keep roving packs of ancient pandas from absconding with the local cuisine. Succeed where the bears failed with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of fine Chinese dinner cuisine at Taipei Restaurant. Choose between the following locations: Taipei Restaurant on Stone Oak Parkway or Taipei Gourmet in Castle Hills.
Taipei Restaurant and Taipei Gourmet treat taste buds to culinary Chinese creations in a casually elegant atmosphere. The menu captivates chopsticks with traditional soups, salads, and appetizers, such as chicken lettuce wraps packed with spicy wok-seared chicken, celery, and green onions ($6.99). Sate the deepest levels of the digestive system with salt-pepper shrimp sautéed with onions and jalapeño ($12.99) or jalapeño chicken, served with ginger and garlic in a special, spicy brown sauce ($11.99). At the Stone Oak location, fish and shrimp fans can feast on aquatic appetizers such as the baked salmon ($8.99), which wraps snow crab in salmon slices topped with Japanese mayo, or the swirling shrimp, which bathes lightly fried jumbo shrimp and rice noodles in eel sauce and spicy mayo ($8.99).
Chinese-American fusion stars on the menus served at Taipei Restaurants, located in both Stone Oak and Castle Hills. Both locations specialize in wok-seared moo shu pork served with housemade pancakes, salt-and-pepper shrimp, and triple delight—a tasty trifecta of chicken, beef, and shrimp in a spicy housemade sauce. Sizzling firecracker chicken sets tongues aflame with jalapenos at the Castle Hills dining room, and in Stone Oak, knives glide through tender osso bucco, a bone-in pork shank poached in a traditional sauce of rice wine and soy. At the Stone Oak location, sushi chefs carefully craft maki rolls or assemble plates of precisely sliced sashimi and nigiri from fresh seafood fished by the staff's resident mermaid. The Castle Hills location cultivates serenity with muted tan walls, rows of tall windows, and mounted Chinese paintings that depict subjects from a horse to a parade.