A mixed bag of local, Asian-inspired cuisine

A La Carte

May 3, 2020

Story By: Nicole Monton | Photos by: Asian Mix

Mongolian Beef ($11.50)

After a brief closure, Asian Mix reopened its doors last month, and the response has been quite overwhelming — in a good way, of course.

“It surprised me. I thought it was going to be slow,” laughs owner Daniel Leung.

Although the indoor and outdoor seating has been removed during this time, fans have still been flocking in droves to the locale for a unique mix of Chinese, Japanese and local flavors at extremely affordable prices.

“We cater through our front door,” adds Leung. “No one is allowed inside. Currently, we have one line for ordering and one line for pickup — we still keep social distancing.”

Roast Pork and Ginger Chicken ($10.50, other combinations available)

Asian Mix will be serving up all the staples from its a la carte menu, including the popular Mongolian Beef ($11.50). It’s arguably the most-loved dish, according to Leung, who notes that the abundance of meat and crunchy veggies make it a sure winner for diners.

The restaurant’s rotating weekly special returns, as well, and starting today (May 3) expect a discount on Pork Chop with Salt and Pepper ($7.50 special; $10.50 regular).

“People really love that,” says Leung.

Yellow Indian curry shines in the Singapore Style Rice Noodles ($8.50). The curry gives the dish an overall excellent flavor profile, and the portion of skinny rice noodles is hefty and a great addition to any of Asian Mix’s a la carte items.

Pork Chop with Salt and Pepper ($7.50 special; $10.50 regular). File photo

“Normally two people share it,” Leung explains of the noodle dish.

For a real deal, opt for a combo plate ($10.50) that allows diners to choose two items from the roast meat cage: Roast Duck, Roast Pork, Char Siu Pork, Spareribs or Cold Ginger Chicken. The duo of your choosing is served alongside veggies and over a bed of rice. Not sure which combination to get? The Roast Pork and Ginger Chicken is a fan favorite — you’re welcome in advance.

Singapore Style Rice Noodles ($8.50). A. Consillio photo

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