Friday, December 05, 2008

Drive-bys, December 5, 2008

  • Peking Express is under new management, but their food is still good and authentic. We recently had a duck feast there, and the only difference I observed was that the mandarin pancakes are no longer the kind made with boiling water dough -- but they are still thin, lovely and steamed, and about the best in town. They have added some Korean dishes to the menu.
  • Tres Amigos is no longer a "Tacqueria" but merely an "Express". They have simplified their menu to more ordinary dishes. Fans of their main restaurants will probably like it, but those of us who miss the variety of authentic flavors will have to go to the taco stand at Francis and Michigan Ave - El Oasis.
  • Spartan Gyro is not only gone, but the restaurant that took its place is gone. Sigh. East Lansing is a tough place for great little restaurants.
  • Watch for upcoming reviews of Ai-Fusion, a sushi place which satisfies our itch for the kind of flavorful rolls that Midori used to make, and Fiesta Charra, which has great fajitas and will satisfy those who like Aldacos. (Also more about the Sichuan food at the former Hong Kong.)

1 comment:

Erich Zechar said...

Glad to see some news. I was disappointed to see the changes at Dos Tres Amigos express, I loves all the authentic dishes you could get there. I'll be sure to try that Sichuan place soon, want to let them know there IS a market for high-quality food in the area, no matter the region. I miss so many places, and I'm always worried that those that remain, like Lamai, will go away too.