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Feedback on Bright Palace Dining Experience

From: Cynthia
Sent on: Saturday, September 13, 2008 6:39 PM
Mike and I were very pleased with the food last night. The place used to be a Japanese restaurant (which was quite good we thought) and it was very spacious inside. We were so impressed with the vegetarian food, because it is strictly vegetarian even for various Sushi, and the "Chinese BBQ" or 'Cha Shao" actually tasted like pork, all the dishes were beautifully presented. The "Fried Eel" was made of mushroom, amazing. Although most people probably are not used to the Chinese herbal soup, I would recommend the "wild mushroom herbal soup", there was Ginseng and dates in it, it was so authentic. I also tried out the "Mian Xian" - Taiwanese noodles, as excellent as the ones in Taiwan. The owner Richard Ong is originally from Taiwan and lived in Manhattan for over 20 years, he hired a chef directly from Taiwan only about a few weeks ago so everything was truly authentic.

It is a bit hard to find this place, and for our meetup, since they don't have round tables, it will be hard to share all the food on one order but there are plenty of seats, we may just have to break up the group but still sit close to each other. There's also a really nice Japanese style private room with Tatami seats for 6-8 people.

Regarding the "$20 off the $40 or more" coupons, they are not going to be printed in China Star. The owner has printed coupons separately, if you go they will give it to you on the way out for your next visit. We got couple of them last night so I will schedule a meetup, tentatively on October 5th, when Eric is back and we can seat in units of four and utilize the coupons.

If you did get a chance to visit the Bright Palace this past Saturday and Sunday for the free dining, please share your opinions with us. And let me know if you prefer a lunch or dinner on October 5th, Sunday.

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