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From the Taj Mahal to the Forbidden City
By DAVIS TURNER
You don't have to be a master
at eating with chop sticks to
enjoy a variety of Oriental cui
sine around Chapel Hill. Besides
being a great change from peanut
butter and jelly, these Chinese and
Indian offerings will convince Mom
and Dad that you really do eat vege
tables while you're away at college.
You may have to do a little driv
ing to get to The East Wind, Hunam,
The Jade Palace, Marco Polo and
Passage to India. If you don't have
wheels, don't despair because there
are a few that may even be closer to
you than the library: The Dragon's
Garden, Four-Five-Six and The
The Dragon's Garden has a deli
cious variety of gourmet dining in an
upscale atmosphere with soft Chi
nese music in the background. Beer
and wine are served and changing
specials are offered.
You can't miss this place at 407
W. Franklin St., since it's located
directly next to McDonalds. Lunch
items are at the $4 mark, and dinner
is $5-12. Lunch is served from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m., dinner 5 from to 9:30
p.m. (10:30 on weekends).
Located among the old boxcars and
right next to the train tracks in
Carrboro is East Wind Chinese Res
taurant. The place is rather large and
a bit more formal, but the prices for
their Hunan, Szechuan, Mandarin
and Cantonese fixings are still rea
sonable. And they have full ABC
permits, so be careful of the five
minute drive back to campus. Lunch
items are in the area of $4, and most
prices on the dinner menu are about
Authentic Chinese cooking is
dished out from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. seven days a week, and dinner
is from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m. weekdays,
and from 4:30 to 10:30 p.m. on Fri
day and Saturday.
- One of the most convenient and
easily accessible Chinese grub spots
is Four-Five-Six. It's a little short on
atmosphere, but it is cheap and cas
ual. There are about a dozen booths
and a bar, which no longer serves
beer. They serve egg rolls, soups, rice
and noodles, as well as daily dishes
which are already prepared and ready
to choose from at $1.99. The made-to-order
dishes are mostly in the $4
Four-Five-Six, at 118 E. Franklin
St., is open seven days a week from
1 1 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Golden Dragon is owned by
the same folks who run The Dragon's
Garden. It is quiet and sparse, again
more along the lines of fast food.
These folks do serve up a small vari
ety of brews, including Tsing Tao.
The prices vary from 95 cents for an
egg toll to $3.95 for a special combi
nation platter, which should be
enough for even the hungriest of us.
This place is conveniently located
in Franklin Center and is also a 7'
day-a-week operation, open from 1 1
a.m. until 8 p.m.
Hunam Chinese Restaurant has
ample portions of great food with a
little atmosphere thrown in. The
service is fast and efficient sit-down
style. The specialty here is spicy
Chinese, relying on red-hot peppers
that are believed to have "therapeu
tic qualities." If sweating while you
eat is not appealing, they can still
handle your appetite with their heap
ing portions of somewhat blander
entrees. Soups and appetizers are 95
cents to $3.95 and the other dishes
are in the $6-7 range, with house
specials in the $8-10 category.
Since it may still be raining this
coming weekend, you may want to
mooch your parent's car for the drive
down to 790 Airport Rd. There is a
Fast Lunch Special from 1 1 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday,
and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday
and Sunday. Dinner is served from 5
to 9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thurs
day, and from 5 to 10:30 p.m. Friday
Jade Palace Chinese and Seafood
Restaurant is well decorated with
art objects and ceremonial ornaments.
Th,ey offer a huge menu of mouth
watering food and free delivery. The
menu is even color-coded so you don't
accidentally order a super spicy meal.
The prices vary from $5 for fried rice
to $13.75 for stir-fried lobster.
It's right next to Spring Garden at
103 E. Main St. in Carrboro, and the
food is available seven days a week:
luncheons Monday through Friday
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The Dragon Garden on West Franklin Street: Oriental cuisine abounds in Chapel Hill
from 11:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m., din
ners Sunday through Thursday from
5 to 9:30 p.m. and from 5 to 10:30
p.m. Friday through Saturday. Jade
Palace also offers an all-you-can-eat
Featuring three dining rooms and
an indoor fountain and gardens is
the Marco Polo Chinese and Italian
Restaurant. This elegant restaurant
boasts both a Chinese and Italian
chef, and a wide variety of dishes to
choose from, including chicken, pros
ciutto, eggplant, tasty Creole, and
the freshest seafood in town, as well
as great hors d'oeuvres. Get your folks
to cart you out, maybe even your
date as well, to enjoy entrees with an
average price of $9-10.
Marco Polo is located at 1813 N.C.
15-501 Bypass next to Chapel Hill
Tire. This establishment is open daily
for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30
p.m. (except Saturdays), with a Sun
day International Luncheon Buffet
from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and
dinner from 5 to 9:30 p.m. (week
ends from 5 to 11 p.m.)
Passage to India Restaurant, the
first Indian restaurant in North Caro
lina, is now open in Chapel Hill.
The place is both casual and clean,
setting the mood for an ethnic expe
rience with Indian music wafting
through the air. That hard-to-find
spicy food that some of us crave is
reasonably priced from $6.95-9.50 for
entrees. It's not only budget-handy,
but varied in selection: breads, soups,
vegetable dishes, seafood, chicken,
meat and rice are offered.
You can find it at 1301 E. Fran
klin St., down at the bottom of the
hill where The Brass Rail used to be.
Dinner is served daily from 5 to 10:30
p.m. and lunch is available Monday
through Saturdays from 11:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m.
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Chef Giovanni from Florence insists
that his Pallo Alia Sorrentira sauteed
with eggplant, prosdutto & spinach
in a red suace then topped with
mozzerella cheese is the best Italian dish
In the Triangle area!
However, our Chinese Chef Simon Chan
thinks his General Tao's Chicken looks,
tastes & smells just as good!
Chef Giovanni interupts to add that his
Gambemi Creole, which is created with
fresh clams, shrimp, prosciutto. sauteed onion, green peppers and
sauteed mushrooms over a bed of rice, is delicious as well as the best
value in town at only M0.95!
Chef Chan disagrees! He favors the Seafood Basket which has lobster
meat, large shrimp, scallops & king crab meat. This dish is served with
crispy vegetables in a unique potato basket and Chef Chan insists it is
the freshest seafood dish ever created!
Whose dish is best is debatable, but the fact that these are the best
Italian & Chinese Chefs in town is certain!
Could you come in with good friends and be the judge, so that
Giovanni and Simon can settle the disagreement about who is the
best chef in Triangle Area!
The Best Italian & Chinese cuisine served in one unique restaurant!
Please Bring Your Friends for a Lavish
International Sunday Buff ett
Egg Plant Parmagiana Shrimp Vegetables Chicken Picante
Beef Broccoli 4 Curry Chicken Spring Rolls
Shrimp Cocktail Prime Rib 6 mixed salads
fresh fruit & dessert
Lunch: 1 1:30-2:30 (except Sat.)
Sunday International Luncheon
1813 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
located next to Brendle's
children under 10 half-price
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