Category: Chinese

28
Apr

The Honey Paw

I have an embarrassing confession to make– when The Honey Paw first opened on Middle Street, I labored under the delusion that it was merely a noodle bar. I could not have been more wrong. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa! Instead, The Honey Paw turned out to be hands-down one of the best Asian fusion restaurants that Portland has to offer. From the snazzy decor to the vinyl record station in the corner, the joint is unabashedly hip, but the food means business. We sat in a daze after our meal, the savory flavors and textures lingering on our tastebuds.

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21
Nov

Empire Chinese Kitchen

November was in full swing, the days had become shorter, the nights colder and the Page One bellies had grown restless. The vote had come down, Empire, Portland’s finest Dim-Sum style restaurant would have to put up with eighteen extremely hungry workers. With coats adorned and our laces tied, we were off to 575 Congress St. Portland, ME. The aroma of dim-sum was in the air, our hungry group was ready for cocktails and sustenance.

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11
Jul

Zen Chinese Bistro

At long last Portland has a REALLY good Chinese food restaurant on par with the big cities! Head out of the Old Port towards the West End on historic Danforth Street, and you’ll find Zen Bistro. Maine has certainly not been known for this style of food, but Zen is bringing it to us.  Solid meals all around. They provide that light, fresh, Gluten Free no MSG taste that we look for in Asian Cuisine. Zen boasts that they specialize in gluten free, vegan and healthier Chinese cooking. It should also be mentioned they are the proud winners of Portland’s Best Chinese Restaurant of 2014. We had takeout this week, so for Zen to have such a good review is impressive.

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You may look at the menu and think, “Eh, your standard Chinese food”, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised at Zen’s take on the traditional dishes.Read More »