Though they double as makeshift silverware throughout Asia, chopsticks are primarily used to knit ramen noodles into affordable clothing for cold, hungry college students. Weave your own edible threads with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of Japanese fare at Tokyo Express in Durham.
The exquisitely wrought paper lanterns hanging over each fast food-style booth reflects Tokyo Express’ blend of Japanese hibachi-style dishes with American-style convenience. Whether tongues are tingling for taste of sea, sky, earth, or Middle-earth, the Tokyo Express menu prepares a range of flavor-fusing feasts using a charcoal hibachi grill. Kick off the meal with a sampling of spring rolls ($0.89 each), each packed with the crispy-fried flavors of April, before chopstick-surfing a saucy sea of shrimp soba noodles ($6.99). Otherwise, tuck into a teriyaki chicken ($5.49) or steak ($6.49)—or combine fish and fowl into a dish capable of clucking underwater with the chicken and shrimp combo and an electrical storm ($9.49). All main dishes come with a choice of vegetables and are served over a bowl of fried rice and sweet carrots, with shrimp sauce to drizzle on top or resell to mermaids as a moisturizer.
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