The carefully rolled nature of sushi makes it ideal for starting snowballs, which is why it’s commonly known as snowman heart. Eat to the center of snow with today’s Groupon to Zhuang’s Garden in Exeter. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of Asian fare and sushi, enough to cover much of a meal for two.
- For $19, you get $40 worth of Asian fare and sushi, enough to cover much of a meal for four.<p>
The expert chefs at Zhuang’s Garden beckon to globetrotting palates with a trio of lunch and dinner menus that take visitors on an edible tour of China, Japan, and Thailand. Scoot up to a hibachi table and keep eyebrows at a safe distance while marveling at the fiery display of grill-masters, who sear succulent pieces of chicken ($15.95), steak ($18.95), and scallops ($18.95) before pairing each protein pack with a bowl of onion soup, a crisp salad, and a plateful of vegetables and rice. At the sushi bar, cuisine craftsmen use their lithe hands to unfurl a selection of more than 50 rolls, including the Red Dragon spool proffering bites of spicy crab, shrimp, and salmon. Crispy egg rolls ($1.50) lead the path for traditional Chinese vegetable lo mein ($6.95) and chow fun ($6.95) made from pork, chicken, or papier-mâché dragons. A lineup of 11 authentic Thai entrees introduces diners to culinary extravagance with The King & I feast ($14.95), which anchors levitating tables with jumbo shrimp and scallops crowned with a spicy brown sauce, fresh basil, and red and green peppers.
The ingredients used in Chinese, Japanese, and Thai cuisine are vastly different, as are the methods of preparation. At Zhuang's Garden, they come together in surprising ways. Eight crackling hibachi-grill tables and a sushi bar represent Japan, and Chinese décor and the aromas of lo mein hint at the traditions of that nation. Glasses of wine clink together above plates of Thai food at the BYOB eatery, where the dishes include curry that is the brilliant yellow of turmeric or a banana salesman’s business card.