Top-quality cuisine at unbeatable pricesColumns Foodie Fare
January 4, 2015
Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Nathalie Walker
Typically, when looking for a place to eat, you have to think in terms of tradeoffs. If you want something fast, the quality might not be up to par. And if you want a truly high-quality meal, time shouldn’t be of the essence. Yet, Asian Mix manages to be quick and convenient, while also serving up quality eats. After all, the eatery is run by staff who have been trained in fine dining. Much of the team has worked together since 1992.
“We wanted to offer food that people could takeout easily and not have to spend a lot,” explains owner Daniel Leung.
As its name suggests, Asian Mix serves various types of cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese and local favorites.
“We have a little of everything,” Leung says.
Options include Mongolian Beef ($9.95), which features tender beef stir-fried with green onion, oyster sauce, soy sauce, wine, and a touch of sugar and salt.
“The meat lovers love this one. The whole plate is entirely beef,” he says, “so you really get a lot for what you pay for.”
Another menu highlight is House Pan-Fried Noodle ($10.50), Hong Kong-style noodles loaded with scallops, shrimp, chicken and vegetables.
“The noodles are crispy and crunchy, and then it’s doused with sauce,” Leung explains.
Lovers of Hong Kong-style noodles will know that this is a special find.
“Fast-food places don’t really serve this. We offer the same quality of food as more upscale restaurants, but you pay a fast-food price.”
Asian Mix also has become well known for its roast duck, which is featured in dishes such as Roast Duck with Funn ($9.50).
“We sell out every day,” Leung says of this restaurant favorite.
1234 S. Beretania St.
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.