Once mastered, chopsticks are the most manageable eating utensils, unlike forks, which get mangled in the dishwasher, or fingers, which get lost in the mouths of teething sock puppets. Eat easily with today’s Groupon to Taste of Oriental in West Des Moines. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of sushi and pan-Asian fare.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of sushi and pan-Asian fare for a table of four or more.
At Taste of Oriental, owner Chef Hong Xiang and his cadre of culinary artisans craft Chinese dishes using recipes hailing from the Szechuan region and Japanese specialties such as teppanyaki and sushi. Sushi fills the bulk of the menu with more than 60 options, including the blue crab roll ($8.50) and the cooked california roll harvested from the wild sushi fields growing along the Hollywood hills ($4.55). Flat-surfaced teppanyaki grills sizzle with filet mignon ($19.95), as traditional Chinese fare waltzes across tables dressed as crispy honey chicken ($12.95) or walnut shrimp ($14.95). Meanwhile, meat dodgers can dig into a variety of options, including the mixed veggies and tofu of the Buddha’s Feast ($10.95), while the piquant and tender kung pao beef ($13.95) lures meat lovers and meat likers.