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Smag 7: Pleasant plates

Carol Smaglinski December 28th, 2011

From spring rolls to noodles, meat, seafood and vegetables piled high: Ring in the New Year with your pick of delicious and authentic Asian cuisine.

Asian Eternity
6161 N. May 810-1198

Judging from the run to the buffet line, this is a good place to eat Asian food with a bit of American cuisine, too. Asian Eternity boasts a spread of more than 200 feet of delicious buffet items and more than 50 entrees, plus they are capable of making 15 varieties of sushi and sashimi. Desserts include homemade pie.

$$ Asian and American

Golden Phoenix
2728 N. Classen Blvd. 524-3988

The exceptional menu items and fresh ingredients set this Thai restaurant apart from others. It’s just plain fun to go exploring and taste its wonderful, authentic Asian dishes. Glance around and you might spot several of the top chefs in OKC. See hanging cooked chickens, duck and pork.

$$ Asian

The Sushi Bar
1201 N.W. 178th, Edmond 285-8484

Although well-known for sushi, the restaurant also has unusual bento boxes, which contain miso soup, salad, rice, fruit and gyoza, those delightful Japanese pot stickers. For appetizers, options include calamari salad, crab cakes or a chicken salad with caramelized onions and a honey mustard-ginger dressing. Order the tuna salad, and you can request just how you want your sushi-grade tuna.

$$ Sushi and more

Panang Thai Restaurant
9022 S. Penn 691-9989

“Panang” is the name of one of the curries offered at this family-run restaurant located in the southern suburbs of the city. Open every day, Panang’s garden delight of vegetables appeals to vegetarians, as well as meat- and seafood-lovers. Diners are impressed by its stir-fry, Thai soups and exceptional Thai curry made with rich coconut milk.

$$ Thai

Thai Palace
308 W. Edmond, Edmond

From the tantalizing pad Thai to the yellow curry and freshly made spring rolls, this place is most authentic. You’ll have a full menu of possibilities! Be prepared for a little wait, but one well worth it. This is a one-man operation whose owner, when asked why he had no phone, remarked, “How can I answer the phone when I am cooking?” So folks, just get in there.

$$ Thai

Pho T&N Vietnamese Noodle House
13325 N. Macarthur 470-0648

This popular noodle house is closed on Sundays, but any other day is fair game for its unique items such as vegetarian vermicelli and vegetarian pho (noodle) soup. Smoothies include variations such as lychee, passion fruit, taro root, mango and honeydew. The place also features gluten-free items and vegan-friendly fare.

$$ Thai noodle house

6600 N. Olie 840-1234

Dan Nguyen owns this Kang’s in OKC. Nguyen says he has the best sweet-and-sour soup in town. His best seller, Mountain sushi roll, is filled with tempura shrimp, avocado and three kinds of fish chosen by the sushi chef. This is all atop a crab salad. Try the Japanese sesame chicken and egg drop soup, as well as the fried green beans.

$$$ Asian

—Carol Smaglinski photos by Mark Hancock and Shannon Cornman

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